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WA fires: Emergency warning issued as fire threatens lives north of Wedge Island

An alert for a bushfire north of Lancelin, near Wedge Island, has been increased to an Emergency Warning.

Those in the Grey settlement area are in danger and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has warned they need to act immediately to survive.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has now broken containment lines.

There is a threat to lives and homes in the area and homes in Grey are under imminent threat by fire.

The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain east of Indian Ocean Drive and north of Meadows Road and will soon cross Indian Ocean Drive.   

The out of control and unpredictable bushfire is moving fast in a west north-westerly direction. 

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A watch and act alert also remains in place for people west of Brand Highway, between Meadows Road and Wongonderrah Road to the coast, including the Wedge Island Settlement in the Shire of Dandaragan.

"The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly direction," a DFES alert read.

"There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.

"You need to leave or get ready to actively defend."

A separate bushfire which on Thursday morning had threatened homes and lives in parts of Wattle Grove and Orange Grove in Perth's foothills is still out of control, but now stationary and has been downgraded to an advice level.

DFES said the threat had subsided but there was a lot of smoke in the area and people should keep up to date with latest information.

The non-suspicious fire is burning between Crystal Brook Road, Bentwood Road, Tonkin Highway and Kelvin Road.

For the latest updates, visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au 

   

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