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Outbreaks stretch services
Outbreaks stretch services

Firefighting resources were stretched yesterday by fires that dotted Perth's suburbs.

A fire burning in bush in Baldivis between Safety Bay, Nairn and Eighty roads was reported to DFES at 12.40pm.

Authorities had issued a watch and act alert to nearby residents as the fast-moving fire moved in a north-easterly direction at 2km/h.

By 4.45pm, however, the alert was downgraded to an advice after firefighters contained the blaze.

Seventy-one career and volunteer firefighters from 11 stations and brigades and 27 appliances were on the scene. The cause was unknown.

In Canning Vale, seven appliances attended a fire at a commercial property on Wittenberg Drive. The fire was reported at 3.48pm.

In Gosnells, a bushfire on the northern side of Tonkin Highway near Corfield Road was brought under control at 4.45pm.

The cause of the fire, which was reported at 2.32pm, was unknown. In Nowergup, 65 volunteer and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters brought a bushfire under control.

The fire, which started between Dayrell Road and Wattel Avenue, was first reported at 10.16am.

Crews were last night mopping up the blaze.

Its cause was also unknown.

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