Possible threat to lives and homes in Gidgegannup bushfire

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AERIAL support teams have been called in to help ground crews battle an out-of-control bushfire in Gidgegannup.

The fire started near the intersection of O’Brien Road and Lancewood Avenue.

A watch and act alert has been issued forĀ people in the vicinity of O’Brien Road and Lancewood Avenue in Gidgegannup in the City of Swan.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

People need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

Forty Bush Fire Service firefighters are in attendance.


  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Lancewood Avenue and O’Brien RoadĀ have been closed.