Pinjar bushfire update

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The bushfire started near the intersection of Perry and Dasypogon roads in Pinjar. File picture

AT 8.07pm on Sunday, January 22 the Department of Parks and Wildlife said a bushfire advice had been been issued for people in the vicinity of Perry, Regelia and the RAAF Boundary roads in the central part of Pinjar. 

The department said the Wanneroo Gun Club and one residential property on Perry Rd had been saved and that WA Police were in attendance.

There is a lot of smoke in the area and although there is no immediate danger residents and motorists need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife said the fire was contained and Perry Rd was now open but motorists should avoid the area if possible or if not reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke inn the area.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the City of Wanneroo.

More than 60 career, Department of Parks and Wildlife and bush fire service firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

Perry Road in Pinjar was closed between Regelia and the RAAF Boundary road due to a bushfire.

An earlier alert issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services at 12.40pm on Sunday, January 22 for a Watch and Act for Perry Rd and the central part of Pinjar was later downgraded to a bushfire Advice as the bushfire was no longer threatening lives or homes.

The fire started near the intersection of Perry and Dasypogon roads.

If driving be extremely careful when driving through the area, turn your headlights on and drive slowly and watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the City of Wanneroo.

More than 30 career and bush fire service firefighters are at the scene and aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

The City of Wanneroo also has staff in attendance.
The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

DFES is managing the fire.
To keep up to date visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins.