Fire warning downgraded but possible threat to Gidgegannup homes remains

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UPDATE: AN EMERGENCY fire warning for the western part of Gidgegannup in the City of Swan has been downgraded to a watch and act alert – however there is still a possible threat to lives and homes.

Up to 60 fire fighters battled the blaze throughout the night, which burnt through 60ha of bushland.

The fire has now been contained but not controlled.

The watch and act alert was issued for people north of¬†Toodyay Road, east of Campersic Road, south of Gogulger Stock Route and west of O’Brien Road in Gidgegannup.

Roads have not been closed, however motorists have been advised to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully through smoke.

The fire is burning in a westerly direction in unburnt pockets within containment lines.

If you are evacuating from Burgess Road go east towards Gidgegannup.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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EARLIER: WINDS of up to 50km/h are fanning an out-of-control bushfire, which is threatening homes and lives in parts of Gidgegannup.

More than 60 fire fighters ¬†are battling the fire, which started at around 11pm last night at the intersection of Burgess Road and O’Brien Road.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people north of Burgess Road, east of Campersic Road, south of Gogulgur Stock Route and west of O’Brien Road, with homes on Burgess Road currently under threat.

The fire has burnt through 20 hectares of land and is moving fast toward Brigadoon.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has said there is a threat to lives and homes and people need to prepare to leave their homes now.

If you cannot leave, take shelter and be prepared to actively defend your home.