Baldivis blaze is out of control
Baldivis blaze is out of control

UPDATE 3.35pm: A bushfire south of Perth has been downgraded to an advice but smoke remains a hazard.

A bushfire watch and act advice was issued at 2pm but has since been downgraded to advice for people in the northern part of Baldivis in the City of Rockingham and the central part of Wellard in the City of Kwinana.

The fire, which was reported at 1.11pm, was burning in bushland between Wellard Road and the Kwinana Freeway.

The bushfire is now contained but not under control.

Firefighters and aerial support are battling the fire.

LATEST DFES ALERTS AND WARNINGS

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

The West Australian

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