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    Baldivis Bushfire

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter and freelance cameraman DavidFullard captured these shots of a bushfire raging in the Perth suburb of Baldivis in Western Australia. "Firefighters raced to tackle spot fires by falling burning embers in tinder dry grassland surrounding Baldivis homes," he said. The fire was eventually extinguished Sunday evening local time, he said. Western Australia's bushfire season normally starts in November and ends around April.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    A Bushfire is burning out of control in Baldivis in Western Australia on Nairn Drive.

     

    The Fire started around 1pm in bushland west of Nairn Road.

     

    Many Fire Crews are on the scene. Nairn Road is Blocked by Police.

     

    <<<DFES ALERT>>>

     

    ALERT LEVEL:  A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Baldivis in City of Rockingham.
    • The fire is burning in bushland between Safety Bay Road, Nairn Drive and Eighty Road.
    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
    The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.

    WHAT TO DO:
    If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    SAFER PLACE:
    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    SAFEST ROUTE:
    If you live in the area bounded by Nairn Drive, Tamworth Road, Baldivis Road and Safety Bay Road leave in an easterly direction.
    ROAD CLOSURES:
    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site


    A number of roads have been closed including:
    • Nairn Drive between Safety Bay Raod and Eighty Road
    For further details contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
    • Firefighters are protecting houses from ember attack in Nairn Drive, Tamworth Road, Baldivis Road and Safety Bay Road.
    • 40 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
    EXTRA INFORMATION:
    • The fire was reported at 12.39pm today
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • City of Rockingham is  managing the fire

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit
    www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

    Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.

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