Firefighters have spent the night mopping up after a blaze that destroyed 700 hectares of bushland and threatened homes in Albany.
The fire is under control after crews spent yesterday putting in containment lines and extinguishing spot fires.
Roads were closed and many residents evacuated their homes.
The Fire and Emergency Services Authority’s Murray Hatton says no houses were damaged.
“One shed has been impacted but no homes, no livestock losses, so we’re looking at that to be a pretty positive outcome.”
Chief bushfire control officer Ross Fenwick says favourable weather conditions prevented major property damage with a change in wind conditions and rain on Saturday night a welcome relief.
“Certainly the weather saved us from the potential impact on some of these houses.”
“I’m still confident we would have been able to control it and save lives and property but it certainly gave us a bit of breathing space to enable us to reorganise and concentrate on it coming back from the south west.”
Mr Fenwick says he is happy with the outcome.
“It was a pretty smooth and seamless operation involving three agencies, we had both FESA, DEC and local government involved.”
“By and large it all ran pretty well, no homes damaged and no lives lost.”
Crews will continue to monitor the fire which is still burning but is contained.
Police say they are disappointed with people who ignored road blocks during the fire.
The fire forced the closure of several roads around the Albany suburb of Robinson.
Senior Sergeant Derek Grimes says while most residents did the right thing, some forced their way past police to access their homes.
“The majority of the public were very good however police have got concerns with a number of members of the public who were very argumentative with police either phoning the station, demanding to go through or actually at the scene at the roadblocks.”
“We had one driver which actually had stopped and spoken to police and then drove right round police, around the road block and into the flames of the fire.”
FESA Regional Duty Coordinator Murray Hatton says a community meeting will be held this afternoon to discuss how the fire was handled.
“At this time, it’s appropriate for us to look to get the community together to look at what was and perhaps what will be over the next few days, to inform the community as to the reasons for actions and outcomes that have taken place and to look for any lessons that could be learnt out of this.”