Fire destroys Green Head home

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A house and two sheds have been destroyed after fire tore through a Green Head property yesterday.

Utilities from the Green Head and Leeman Volunteer Bushfire Brigades, as well as the Jurien Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, were called to the blaze on Heales Way after it was reported about 9am.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire was believed to have been started when someone failed to turn a burner off.

She said firefighters brought the fire under control about 10.20am, and by 12.30pm it had been extinguished.

She said there were no reports of injuries or smoke inhalation.

Green Head Volunteer Bushfire Brigade continued to patrol the area throughout the day to ensure flames did not reignite.

Shire of Coorow community emergency services manager Kyle Politt attended the scene about 10am.

He said the home and two sheds were “completely razed”, but luckily the flames did not spread to neighbouring properties.

“There were neighbouring properties to the rear and to either side of it, and given the circumstances they were under threat, but the quick thinking of the brigade members managed to save the houses either side,” Mr Politt said.

“Temperature-wise it wasn’t too bad – it was sub 30 degrees – but the wind was a pretty strong and gusty south-wester, which blew the smoke from the fire over the townsite, so DFES issued a smoke alert.”

Mr Politt said the fire was “not deemed suspicious”.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an all-clear for the blaze about 12.40pm yesterday.

No roads were closed.

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