Air attack hits Bedfordale forest fire

Air attack hits Bedfordale forest fire

UPDATE 9:40am The threat has eased from a bushfire south of Bedfordale which started early this morning.

The latest warning, issued at 9am by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, is a bushfire advice.

The remains in place for people within the vicinity of Nettleton Road, south of Admiral Road and north of Jarrahdale Road near Bedfordale in the City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded. There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area, which is drifting over South Western Highway in Byford.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started on 28 Mile Rd, a gravel road in State forest, 7km south-east of Bedfordale.

Around 7am the department issued a watch-and-act warning because the fire was deemed out-of-control. It sent smoke into Byford and Armadale.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for southern suburbs of Perth.

The cause is yet to be determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


The smoke is expected to clear this afternoon.

If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory, cardiovascular illnesses or diabetes should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

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