Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

Man charged over fire in Girrawheen

Joondalup detectives have charged a man who is suspected of a fire in Girrawheen on Tuesday 30th October 2018. The man is alleged to have set fire to the disposal items in a skip bin at the rear of the service station on Marangaroo Drive, after attempting to enter the building. The Department of Fire…

Prescribed Burns Commenced In WA’s South West

As WA approaches the bushfire season, prescribed burns are underway in Perth’s surrounding areas and across the south-west region to protect communities. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has been taking advantage of favorable spring conditions to conduct the burns. Large burns on forest areas and smaller burns near towns can reduce the risk…

Forum To Be Held In October To Refine Bushfire Mitigation

By Stephanie Acevedo There will be an expanded Bushfire mitigation forum held in early October, after the success of last year’s inaugural Bushfire Mitigation Summit held by the McGowan government. This year’s forum will give stakeholders an open and collegiate environment to discuss how to deploy refined bushfire management in WA. Representatives from across the…

WA Government allocates $7.3 million to combat catastrophic bushfires

The Government will deliver a record $7.3 million in bushfire management funding assistance throughout Western Australia. A $5 million fund will be shared with 17 regional councils and agencies to physically address local bushfire threats. Meanwhile, $3.3 million will be assigned to regional councils in order to carry out 410 bushfire mitigation measures including planned…

Police seeks public assistance on Innaloo fires

Police are seeking information regarding a fire lit behind stores on Scarborough Beach Road in Innaloo in August. CCTV footage shows a man set alight to different items outside and behind a group of shops at around 7:45pm on 26 August. The Department Of Fire and Emergency Services were called and extinguished the blaze, which…

Suspicious Barber Shop fire in Claremont

Police and Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to a Barber Shop located on Eric Street, Claremont, with Arson Squad Investigators now seeking information. The cause of the fire is being treated as suspicious, causing an estimated $20,0000 in damage. Anyone who saw any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles or who has any dash…

Death Toll Sits At 77 as Blazes Sweep Through Greek Resort Town

Wildfires have burnt through a Greek resort town killing 77 people as authorities continued the search for other still missing after the blaze. The fire which had been considered to be have been deliberately lit in the town of Mati east of Athens, had been spread by high winds, trapping many who had taken to…

Fire Ignites Tattoo Shop In Rockingham Truck Crash

Arson Squad detectives are investigating a suspicious fire, following a truck crash at a Rockingham tattoo parlour overnight. Police were called to the fire at the store just after 3:10am at the corner of Flinders Lane and Kent Street. When police arrived, the truck was found partially inside the business premises. The truck and building…

Tragic House Fire calls for improved home safety

A fatal house fire in Thornlie this week saw a family’s devastating loss of their Grandfather and tragically their four year old son. One of the relatives stated it is something we should be learning from. Emerengy Services Minister, Fran Logan, extends sympathy on behalf of the government to the affected family. “It’s an absolute…