WA contributes firefighters amid worsening Queensland fires

Queensland’s bushfire fighting effort will be bolstered with extra help, with WA crews joining the effort. WA volunteer firefighters and career officers have flown out on Thursday to relieve exhausted Queensland firefighters, as conditions worsen in parts of southern Queensland forecast to worsen in coming days. The crews will work on the fire fronts as…

One person dead during house fire in spate of home blazes

One person has died in a Bullsbrook fire, during a series of house fires around Perth. The fire was sparked just before 4am, with the whole house fully alight when firefighters arrived at the home in Savy Close. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances for the fire, despite no cause being established. Meanwhile, a…

Action plan encourages women’s representation in fire frontline and management

Women have been encouraged to pursue a career in fire management and fire leadership, following a State Government plan to boost gender diversity. The government’s premier land management agency the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service has unveiled its Women in Fire Management Action Plan in increase female representation. The plan…

Fire guts home carport in Guildford

WA Police are seeking for public help into a house fire in Guildford overnight that has resulted in extensive damage to a home and property. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) were called to the Helena Street property at around 1:20am, where there was fire in the carport. DFES attended the home and…

European heat wave puts Notre Dame Cathedral’s ceiling further at risk

By Helene Fung Picture Courtesy: LeLaisserPasserA38  Philippe Villeneuve, the chief architect of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral which was devastated by fire back in April, said that he is “very worried about the heat wave”, and fear that the rapidly drying joints and masonry “lose their coherence, their cohesion and their structural qualities and…

WA Police investigate early hours fire burns Koondoola unit

WA Police are determining the cause of a fire at a home in Koondoola in the early hours of this morning. At about 2:05am, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) requested police assistance at a fire that they had responded to in Norrie Court. The fire was inside a unit, with DFES containing…

Family escapes St James apartment fire

A family has escaped a fire that burned through their unit in St James on Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the second storey apartment on Albany Highway at around 6:30pm. Four family members including a pregnant woman safely escaped the blaze and were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The…

Police investigating vehicle set alight in Gnangara

Joondalup Detectives are investigating an incident that occurred yesterday in Gnangara. Betwen 11pm and 11:30pm a ford territory parked outside a group of commercial units located on Supreme Loop was set alight. The fire destroyed the vehicle and also damaged a forklift that was behind the vehicle. Detectives are urging anyone who saw any suspicious…

Suspicious commercial property fire under investigation

Arson Squad are investigating a suspicious commercial property fire in Nedlands overnight, with the damage estimated at $250 thousand dollars. Just before 5am, the offender(s) set fire to the interior of a Real Estate company located on Stirling Highway. Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended the scene and extinguished the fire. Extensive damage to…

Bullsbrook Tattoo Parlour Damaged in Fire

A fire has caused $1 million worth of damage to tattoo parlour in Bullsbrook overnight. Arson Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire that broke out at about 3am. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) were called to the fire at the business located on Corvette Road. Police…