Images from the 7NEWS helicopter showed buildings in Martin catching fire when bushfires at warning level devastated two areas south of Perth

Tonight, a fire on the southern edge of Geraldton in Karloo Park reached an emergency alert level at 9:30 a.m.

The fire in Gosnells was reported to ambulance at 4:52 p.m. and quickly grew out of control

West Coast Eagle Tim Kelly posted a video on Instagram showing the fire threatening his home in Gosnells

“I have the sprinklers and everything is up and running,” said Kelly downstairs as the flames burned right behind his border fence “Not good”

Kelly’s partner Caitlin Miller later released an update saying the couple’s home was “safe for the time being”

An evacuation center has been set up in the Agonis building on Albany Highway in Gosnells for residents who have been forced to flee their homes

Those who had to leave included residents of the Riverside Gardens Estate retirement village. Dozens of firefighters fought the fire while helicopters and a Hercules C-130 depth bomber provided air support

And 30 km southwest, 90 more firefighters tried last night to contain a 230 hectare bush fire that threatens lives and houses in Kwinana, right

The Perth Motorplex was on the path of the fire that had already broken through the Kwinana City Landfill

Employees and the public have been evacuated from the waste stream management facility on Ratcliffe Road and from the Western Power substation

People in the area were warned to avoid the landfill as there was hazardous material in the air from the fire

A bushfire emergency alert was issued for an area from Thomas Road to Naval Base at 4:30 p.m.

Residents were told that they were in danger and that there was an imminent threat to life and homes

Megan Renee was driving home when she pulled up to look at the fire that was blazing through Gosnells

Many people had the same idea of ​​jumping out of their cars and filming the fire, while flames near land forced an elderly village to evacuate its residents and isolate them from the public

“There were a lot of people who drove by and just looked shocked and worried and helpless. There is smoke everywhere and I’m covered in it,” she said

“The retired residents looked shocked and scared It was very sad to see that they had to go through something like this ”

A DFES spokeswoman said the Western Australian crews were very careful and would attribute the large warning area due to the risk of a change in wind conditions

“The winds are changeable and gusty, so we are very careful with this fire front,” she said

“Parts of the landfill are already on fire and it is very close to Perth Motorplex so it is a high risk area,” she said

The fire comes less than 24 hours after Saturday’s Nitro Slam Drag Racing event – the first authentic drag racing meeting on the racetrack since Bikie boss Nick Martin was shot dead in a gangland execution

In the alleged sniper attack, hundreds of detectives from murder and gang commands as well as WA Police recruits streamed onto the racetrack, which was turned into a crime scene for several days

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Source: https://thewest.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/kwinana-bushfire-perth-motorplex-industrial-areas-under-threat-from-raging-blaze-ng-b881760243z