Contained Albany bushfire under control after burning 30ha near Camp Quaranup in Vancouver Peninsula
A bushfire that started after 1.30pm on Monday has razed more than 30ha in Vancouver Peninsula as firefighters fought for hours to bring the blaze under control.
The blaze made for a spectacular sight as people flocked to lookout points to watch the dramatic fire on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
About 30 firefighters remain onsite to monitor unburnt pockets and strengthen containment lines.
Multiple triple-0 calls were made to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services at 1.49pm Monday that reported a fire near the access to Whaling Cove Beach.
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A DFES spokesperson said it was reported the fire started near a carpark.
People at Camp Quaranup and beachgoers were safely evacuated by emergency services by 4pm, and the area was downgraded back to a watch and act warning.
The efforts to contain the blaze were led by two water bombers while one communications aircraft, 23 fire trucks and about 40 firefighters were involved in the fight.
Firefighters were assisted with road closures by police who blocked off Quaranup Road from Shoal Bay Retreat.
By midnight the blaze was contained but not controlled by firefighters who continued to patrol the area overnight to ensure no new fires ignited.
Firefighting crews used back-burning in an attempt to contain the blaze.
The fire continues to burn and is moving slowly in a north-westerly direction.
Police say they are working with DFES to determine the cause of the blaze with authorities saying they will use public information provided to them as well.
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