King River Bridge fire “suspicious”
Authorities are assessing fire damage to an Albany bridge after a suspicious blaze overnight.
Fire crews responded to a fire a the King River bridge at 2.38am, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services deeming the blaze suspicious which has damaged the bridge’s timber structure.
A WA Police spokesman said the fire started below the bridge with Arson Squad to investigate whether it was deliberately lit.
“Perth arson squad detectives are on their way to examine the cause of the fire,” a spokesman said.
“We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious near the King River Bridge in the last 24 to 48 hours.”
Firefighters remain at the scene, but there is no immediate threat to the surrounding area.
Main Roads WA spokesman said detours were in place for heavy and regular vehicles.
“The fire has badly damaged the timber structure of the bridge, but we would be able to open one lane on the bridge within 24 hour,” he said.
For more details about road closure visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
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