Alert downgraded as firefighters contain Warwick bushfire
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Alert downgraded as firefighters contain Warwick bushfire

Forty career and volunteer firefighters have contained a bushfire that was threatening homes and lives in Perth’s northern suburbs on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started near the intersection of Lloyd Drive and Warwick Road, Warwick, just after 3pm.

Firefighters are on the scene.

Firefighters are on the scene.

A watch and act alert has been downgraded to an advice for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, Beach Road, Lloyd Drive and Warwick Road, Warwick.

There has been about two hectares burnt and the cause of the fire is unknown.

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The alert said firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.

There is still a lot of smoke in the area and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services said while there is no immediate danger residents and visitors need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

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.

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.

The situation is constantly changing. Access the latest information on the DFES alerts page

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