UPDATE: The Yellagonga Regional Park bushfire is contained but not controlled.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was moving slowly in an easterly direction.
The cause of the fire has been confirmed as suspicious.
People are asked to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
FIRE fighters were kept busy overnight battling a huge industrial fire in Wangara, before attending to a bushfire just down the road in Yellagonga National Park.
The Wangara fire is reported to have started in an aluminium joinery factory around 7pm last night on Dellamarta Road.
Up to 60 fire fighters were sent to the scene to bring the blaze under control, which they managed to do by about 8.30pm.
This morning, a bushfire advice warning has been issued for Yellagonga Regional Park, just over the other side of Wanneroo Road to last night’s commercial fire.
— Chelsie Stone (@stone_chelsie) November 23, 2017
There is a possible threat to lives and homes, and there is a lot of smoke in the area.
Residents near the intersection of Duffy Terrace and Fallbrook Avenue in Woodvale should be aware of the situation and keep up to date in case it changes.
— Main Roads WA (@Perth_Traffic) November 23, 2017
The fire is moving slowly in a north-easterly direction, however it is understood fire fighters are having trouble accessing the area due to the thick bushland.
What to do if you live nearby:
- 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.
Motorists have been asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to the smoke.