Bertram bushfire: threat to lives and homes as fire spreads

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A BUSHFIRE Watch and Act alert has been issued for people in the northern parts of Bertram and Casuarina in the City of Kwinana.

The alert is for an area bounded by Thomas Road, Bombay Boulevard, Orton Road, Sulphur Road and east of the Kwinana Train Station.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.

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

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People are being urged to leave or actively defend.

The fire started near the intersection of Sulphur Road and Price Parkway in Bertram.

The Thomas Road off ramps from the Kwinana Freeway are closed in both directions.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area or seek an alternate route.

What to do:

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.