Firefighters have requested air support to battle a blaze near the Perth SpeedDome and Moorditj Noongar Community College in Middle Swan.
The fire was reported about 12.40pm and is burning in scrub near Roe Highway and Eddie Barron Drive.
Homes, Swan Tafe’s Midland campus and the Midland Sports Complex are also within about 500m of the fire ground.
A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said 10 fire trucks were at the scene.
A control point has been set up at the SpeedDome.