Wildfires are threatening lives and homes in the Rockingham suburb of Port Kennedy, south of Perth.
An emergency wildfire warning has been issued for the area bounded by Bakewell Drive, Ennis Avenue, San Sebastian Boulevard and Port Kennedy Drive.
Surveillance and action are now also taking place in the wider area around the fire zone.
The fire broke out near the intersection of Bakewell Drive and Paxton Way just before 9:30 a.m. (AWST) on Thursday and flared up in the early afternoon as temperatures in the area climbed into the low 30s.
Fifty-five Career Fire Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire Rescue Service, and Volunteer Fire Rescue Service firefighters are actively fighting the blaze, with air support being sent to assist ground crews.
The fire is now stationary, but remains out of control.
Road closures in the area will continue to be enforced. Locals can get more information at www.emergency.wa.gov.au.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/out-of-control-bushfire-threatens-homes-in-port-kennedy-perth/news-story/a3409da1be0ac7a6fee1b69e9fea45c9 Perth, Port Kennedy: Wildfire emergency declared, threatens homes and livelihoods