Roads reopened after Toodyay bushfire

A bushfire that was threatening lives and homes in Toodyay on Wednesday afternoon is now under control and contained following a night of efforts from firefighters.

The fire was reported around 4.40pm on Wednesday and started near the intersectioin of Toodyay Road and Strahan Road in Toodyay.

A current bushfire advise alert is in place for people east of Lovers Lane, south of River Road to Folewood Road to Sandplain Road and across to Toodyay Racecourse, east of a line from the racecourse to the Clackline-Toodyay Road and Toodyay Road intersection, and north of Toodyay Road and Strahan Road in Toodyay and Hoddys Well.

There is currently no threat to lives or homes.

The bushfire is stationary, contained and under control.

Toodyay Road between Salt Valley Road and Lovers Lane has been reopened with caution.

Speed restrictions are in place and drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution.

Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

Currently there has been 90 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.