Bushfire advice issued for Ellenbrook

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THE Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a bushfire warning for Ellenbrook.

A number of roads have been closed including The Broadway between Galatea Pass and Elmridge Parkway, and Elmridge Parkway between The Broadway and Farmaner Parkway.

UPDATE: Fire under control but bushfire advice remains in place for Ellenbrook

Playground equipment and surrounding bush are believed to be on fire.

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Witnesses said children were in the area before the fire started.

The warning has been issued for people north of The Broadway, south of Farmaner Parkway, west of Elmridge Parkway and east of Addingham Drive.

There is no threat to lives or homes, but there is a lot of smoke in the area and the fire is out of control and unpredictable.

The fire started near the intersection of The Broadway and Elmridge Parkway.

WHAT TO DO:

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

About 60 firefighters are attending the Ellenbook fire. Picture: David Baylis

IF DRIVING

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF SWAN.

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa,

Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.

More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.