Augusta-Margaret River fire moves towards homes
Augusta-Margaret River fire moves towards homes

A fire with flames 5m high and moving towards homes is burning in Margaret River.

A bushfire watch and act warning has been issued for people in Riverslea.

The fire, which was reported at 10.40am, is moving northerly at 300m/h. It is contained but not controlled.

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.

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Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 300 metres ahead of the fire.

It is burning towards Birch Loop, Banksia Chase and Tingle Avenue in Riverlea and homes in this area may be threatened by the fire. Tingle Avenue and Birch Loop are closed.

Firefighters are protecting houses in Birch Loop, Banksia Chase and Tingle Avenue.

The cause of the fire is not known. Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

The West Australian

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