Police probe suspicious bushfire in Denmark

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Denmark police are investigating if a bushfire which began near Ocean Beach Road in Denmark on Friday was deliberately lit.

The fire started near the intersection of Blackburn Street and Melaleuca Lane in Denmark, resulting in an advice-level warning being issued to residents in the southern part of Denmark.

The blaze posed no threat to lives and homes according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, which managed the fire, and 25 firefighters were called in to bring the fire under control.

The fire was eventually brought under control and firefighters began patrolling and mopping up the area on Saturday morning but an advice-level warning was still issued for residents in the vicinity of Ocean Beach Road, Zimmerman Street, Hodgson Street and Campbell Road.

Firefighters in Albany were also kept busy on Friday containing a “small controllable fire” in Torndirrup.

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The fire started near the intersection of Quaranup Road and Frenchman Bay Road and was given the all-clear on Saturday morning after an advice level was issued on Friday.

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