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Bullsbrook bushfire: ‘Watch and act’ issued for blaze in Perth’s north-east suburb

Anneke de BoerThe West Australian
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An out-of-control bushfire has started in Perth’s northeast with residents in parts of Bullsbrook urged to leave if the way is clear.
Camera IconAn out-of-control bushfire has started in Perth’s northeast with residents in parts of Bullsbrook urged to leave if the way is clear. Credit: Supplied

Firefighters are battling to control a bushfire in Perth’s north-east which has scorched more than five hectares, with residents in parts of Bullsbrook urged to leave if the way is clear.

The fire, which was first reported at 4 pm on Friday afternoon near Taylor Road in Bullsbrook in the City of Swan, is now contained but not yet controlled.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has confirmed the fire is not suspicious with the cause determined to be accidental.

DFES issued a “watch and act” alert just after 5 p.m., warning of a possible threat to lives and homes.

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Anyone is urged to leave if the way is clear, in the area bounded by Taylor Road to the west and south, Smith Road to the north, Callow Drive and Alawoona Circle to the east.

There is a significant amount of smoke in the area with DFES encouraging doors and windows to be kept closed and evaporative air conditioners turned off.

Just before 9 p.m. on Friday night, the alert was downgraded to an “advice” for some areas of Bullsbrook.

The downgraded warning is in place for those in the area bounded by Smith Road to the north, Callow Drive to the west and Alawoona Circle to the east and south, and in the area west of Taylor Road between Rhys Road and Auger Place.

While the danger is not immediate, anyone in this area should be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

Firefighters on the ground are being assisted by an aerial crew.

For more information and to stay up to date visit the Emergency WA website or call 13 DFES.

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