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WA fires: Southern suburbs residents warned of suspicious bushfire

Residents south of Perth were warned to stay alert and monitor their surroundings after a suspicious bushfire began on Saturday afternoon.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services on Sunday declared the all-clear. 

The fire, believed to have been deliberately lit, broke out in the southern part of Piara Waters in the City of Armadale about 1.20pm and DFES issued an advice alert at 2.20pm.

Armadale Road east of Nicholson Road and Nicholson Road south of Armadale Road were closed as firefighters tackled the blaze on the ground and water bombers targeted the flames from the air.

DFES said while there was no threat to lives or homes, the bushfire was out of control and unpredictable and the alert warned residents to stay up-to-date with the alerts.

It also advised residents to monitor their surroundings, close doors and windows, turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the systems if possible, read through their bushfire survival plan or, in the absence of a plan, decide what to do if the situation changed. 

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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