Firefighters have saved about 25 homes and sheds from a blaze in Gingin, which has now been declared contained and under control.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services state that while there is no immediate danger to live or homes people in the area need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
Fifty career and volunteer firefighters are at the scene, with 22 appliances and two front-end loaders.
“Fire crews have worked hard since the blaze started to strengthen containment lines and they will remain in the scene until the fire is blacked out,” the department states.
The fire is burning in bush and grassland in Crestview Estate near the corner of Mooliabeenee Road and Wowra Drive.
A bushfire advice had been issued for people south of Mooliabeenee Road and north of Lennard Brook, near Wowra Road, in the northern part of Lennard Brook in the Shire of Gingin.
The aerial intelligence helicopter inspected the fire at 9am today to identify hotspots.
“Firefighters have saved approximately 25 homes and sheds. Some fencing has been lost,” the department stated.
WA Police, the State Emergency Service, St John Ambulance and the Salvation Army are supporting firefighters.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Western Power has completed repairs to power poles and no further power outages are expected in the area.
Motorists have been warned to avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency workers on site.People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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