Australind bushfire came close to homes

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A bushfire advice warning remains in place after a blaze came close to homes in Australind yesterday.

The fire was reported to Department of Fire and Emergency Services about 1.30pm near Paris Road and Barnes Avenue.

About 2ha of bushland was burnt through before the fire was brought under control nearly three hours later.

The cause of the fire was not yet known yesterday.

A water bomber flies over the bushfire in Australind on Sunday afternoon.
Camera IconA water bomber flies over the bushfire in Australind on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Denise Pelusey

It took 15 fire trucks and five air water bombers to contain the blaze.

The blaze prompted a watch and act alert from DFES with a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire moved out of control and unpredictable towards Barnes Avenue.

Camera IconCredit: Nadia Warnock

The warning was downgraded yesterday, but residents were advised to be aware and stay up to date.

Patrols continued into the afternoon after fire crews mopped up.

Camera IconCredit: Nadia Warnock

DFES has asked people to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Camera IconCredit: Nadia Warnock

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