WA Police have confirmed they continue to work with all agencies to target anyone setting up or attending risky “bush doofs” in the Margaret River region. A spokesman said the duty of care of police and other emergency services were potentially hindered by events staged in such remote locations. “Police are aware of the current situation with parties being held in the State forests and we are working closely with the Shire (of Augusta-Margaret River) rangers and Parks and Wildlife Service to manage these events,” he said. “Police enforce matters such as illegal drug distribution, drug use, driving while intoxicated, the possibility of substance-fuelled violence and the potential for under-age substance abuse. “These are matters that are likely to stem from the parties being held in state forests.” Last week, the Times reported the region’s volunteer bushfire fighters were alarmed at a spate of bush doofs held so far this summer which could trigger another major disaster as well as be a nightmare for any emergency response. Wallcliffe Volunteer Bushfire Brigade was concerned about the risk of safely evacuating “hundreds of people under the influence of drugs and alcohol” and getting vehicle access during any critical response window.