Rockingham: bushfire watch and act issued for Baldivis

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A BUSHFIRE watch and act has been issued for Baldivis this afternoon.

The fire was reported after 12.30pm and is believed to have started at the intersection of Herman Road and Burma Road.

Homes are threatened in the area bounded by Herman Road, Telephone Lane, Burma Road and Wilkinson Road.

24 volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Bush Fire Service firefighters are at the scene.

Residents who are at home are asked to leave or prepare to defend their homes; those who are out are asked not to return.

Drivers should be careful in the area as visibility is poor.

The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction, and is out of control and unpredictable.