A Shady Hills woman has spoken of her relief after firefighters were able to force back flames that nearly surrounded her property.
Jackie Oliver was one of about 30 residents whose homes were under direct threat from flames at the height of the blaze on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Oliver said she considered herself lucky that her property was saved.
“I think we all are (lucky) up here,” she said. “I don’t know of anybody who has lost anything and I don’t know of any animals or property that have been hurt or damaged.”
Hundreds of firefighters yesterday continued to build containment lines and ensure there were no flare-ups.
Extra crews were brought in from around the State to relieve exhausted firefighters who spent most of Thursday night trying to bring the huge blaze under control.
Many crews first on the scene had spent the previous days helping put out another big bushfire in the nearby Vines and Upper Swan area.
The Bullsbrook fire, which burnt almost 1500ha in its first 24 hours, remained at an emergency warning level throughout yesterday.
A 15 to 20km/h south-westerly wind is forecast this afternoon.
The hilly and rocky terrain has proved difficult for firefighters who have done most of their containment line work yesterday by hand.
Helitacs have been on standby to deal with any flare-ups.
Residents were told late yesterday there was a good chance they might be allowed to return to their homes this afternoon.Police have confirmed the arson squad is helping to investigate the cause of the fire, believed to be an empty freight train.
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