People on the path of a burning wildfire in the southern city of Albany, Western Australia, were told to evacuate or fight the flames.
Firefighters said on Thursday that the fire was burning less than a kilometer from the central business district west of Mount Clarence.
“Three water bombers are orbiting the fire at the intersection of Watkins Road and Serpentine East Road,” local journalist Ellis Holden tweeted around 10 am local time.
Residents near the famous Dog Rock tourist attraction and Albany High School have been warned that “it can pose a threat to life and home.”
“If you’re not ready, or if you plan to leave, start now if the road is clear,” said the paramedics surveillance and action warning.
“If you’re ready and have a plan to actively protect your home, get ready now.”
The port city of Albany is 417 km southeast of Perth and has a population of approximately 39,000.
The city center is at the northern end of Princess Royal Harbor, which is part of King George Sound.
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