Train suspected of sparking big bushfire as residents flee

Incident Control Centre units and other firefighting equipment rushed to Morangup Community Centre to fight a big bushfire that started near Cobbler Pool on January 30 and burnt out of control for two days.

POLICE are investigating whether a passing train sparked a big bushfire which caused dozens of Toodyay residents to flee their homes to safety at the end of last month.

The fire was first reported at 4.45pm on Monday January 30 in the Cobbler Pool area after a series of hot days and total fire bans.

Multiple ignition points were reported along the east-west rail link between Cobbler Pool and West Toodyay.

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