Fire ‘suspect’

Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times
The fire in the Tuart Forest national park was suspiciously caused. Please note: The graphic supplied is not of the fire.
Camera IconThe fire in the Tuart Forest national park was suspiciously caused. Please note: The graphic supplied is not of the fire. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is treating a recent fire in the Tuart Forest National Park and Ludlow State Forest as suspicious.

An alert on December 29 set the threat level at “advice”, and drivers on Bussell Highway were urged to be cautious because of smoke.

A DBCA spokeswoman said very little of the park was burned.

“The fire was quickly brought under control because of rapid deployment of ground crew from DBCA, the City of Busselton, two helitacs and two water bombers,” she said.

“Only 0.24ha were burned.”

The fire’s cause is yet unknown.

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