Oldbury fire in the hands of Arson Detectives

Oldbury fire in the hands of Arson Detectives

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The fire on King Road in Oldbury was first reported to authorities at 10.24am on November 30.

A bush fire which burnt through about seven hectares in Oldbury late last month remains in the hands of Arson Squad detectives. 

The fire on King Road was first reported to authorities at 10.24am on November 30 and was attended by crews from all six Serpentine Jarrahdale volunteer bushfire brigades, as well as crews from Gosnells, Jandakot, Baldivis and Kwinana. 

Shire president Michelle Rich said the emergency crews worked tirelessly to not only manage the fire, but also conducted regular patrols to ensure it did not reignite. 

“Advice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services suggests the fire may have been deliberately lit,” she said. 

“It is being investigated by the Arson Squad, who are examining which materials sparked the blaze and the access that crews were given to the fire area.” 

Several Traffic Enforcement Group vehicles were also called to the incident to provide assistance to emergency services personnel. 

A police spokesperson confirmed, at the time of the fire, no one was present at the property and the incident related to a scrub fire not a house fire. 

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale managed the fire and the investigation is ongoing.

The fire was given the all clear by DFES on December 1. 

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.