Rockingham: second watch and act issued for Baldivis

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FIREFIGHTERS are defending against a second out-of-control bushfire in Baldivis this afternoon.

A bushfire watch and act was issued after 3.30pm, after a fire started near the intersection of Serpentine Road and Karnup Road.

Residents living in the area bounded by Kwinana Freeway, Karnup Road, Doghill Road, Hall Road and Gull Road are asked to evacuate, or prepare to stay and defend their homes.

The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift to a south westerly at 5pm.

Serpentine Road has been closed from Karnup Road and Young Road.

A fire reported near Herman Road in Baldivis after 2pm today has been brought under control by firefighters.