Fire on Bisley Ranges (1700 Tuesday 5th July)

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A major fire was spotted in the range danger area at around 8.00pm Monday 4th July. Fire crews were quickly in attendance but their efforts were hampered by lack of safe access. Overnight the fire front expanded rapidly but was contained in an area behind Stickledown stop butt. We took the opportunity, assisted by a crack team of enthusiastic volunteers, to move over 200 target frames into a safer area in front of Stickledown stop butt.

Today the fire, driven by a strong wind, has intensified and grown,  spreading onto Stickledown range floor, behind Century and Melville ranges, and skirting Cottesloe Heath.

Our staff are working tirelessly to move vulnerable assets and protect key resources, alongside a fantastic team of professional fire brigade personnel. We face another long night dealing with the fire.

We have shut the ranges tomorrow, Wednesday 6th July, to allow us to reset and assess what we need to do to deliver the forthcoming Imperial competitions. There will be some changes, but we will deliver the best competitions possible with the resources available.

Andrew Mercer

Secretary General

Bisley Range Fire

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