Sunday, October 28, 2012

LIVES and homes are under threat from an out of control bushfire burning about 90km north of Perth.



LIVES and homes are under threat from an out of control bushfire burning about 90km north of Perth.



The fire is burning near the corner of Diamond Island Road and Guilderton Road in the Shire of Gingin.
The blaze, reported at 11.20am (WST) on Sunday, is moving slowly in an east-southeasterly direction towards Woodbridge Estate.

It is not contained and not controlled.


Authorities have issued a watch and act alert and warned residents to leave or get ready to actively defend their homes.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the area and be aware of emergency service personnel working on site.
Twenty firefighters from eight stations and brigades are at the scene.

Department of Environment and Conservation fixed-wing water bombers have also been sent to assist.
The cause of the fire is unknown.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/blaze-threatens-homes-north-of-perth/story-e6frfku9-1226504831263#ixzz2AaXlEGI6

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