Bushfire at Rawdon Island-Telegraph Point; fire permits suspended

Rural Fire Brigade crews were managing the fire on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Tracey Fairhurst.
Rural Fire Brigade crews were managing the fire on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Tracey Fairhurst.

MORE than 160 hectares has burned in a bushfire in Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve.

The fire is now under control.

The fire, which was being controlled by Rural Fire Brigade units and managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service, burned in bushland between Junction Road, Rawdon Island and Wharf Road, Telegraph Point.

The fire reached Telegraph Point Road by Sunday afternoon (September 27).

A 10 hectare fire was also being controlled off Lorne Road at Comboyne over the weekend.

The official start of the bushfire danger period began on September 1.