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A fire that has raged in the greater Shing of Gingin area since Saturday has escaped the security lines and is now threatening lives and homes

Residents of Regan’s Ford, Red Gully, Cowalla, Moore River National Park, Nilgen, Mimegarra, Karakin, Yathroo, Orange Springs, Lancelin, and Ledge Point, including Ocean Farms and Seaview Park, will receive an emergency alert where they are Danger and must act immediately to survive

The out of control and unpredictable bush fire is moving rapidly in a westerly direction at 3 kilometers per hour, according to the Ministry of Fire and Rescue Services

A lot of ash and dust is blowing over the bottom of the fire. DFES advised the residents of Oceans Farms Estate to travel north or south via Indian Ocean Drive now, as their lives will be in danger if they stay

An evacuation center has been set up at the Guilderton Country Club on Wedge Street in Guilderton and will be open from 5 a.m. Monday 30 p.m.

“If you can’t go, you need to prepare to take shelter in your home,” advised DFES

“Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can escape easily

Individuals seeking protection should close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioning, but keep water running in the system if possible

If residents catch refuge from fire and conditions become unbearable, they should move to an area outside that is already burned

Residents should protect themselves by wearing long sleeves and trousers made of cotton or wool, and strong leather boots

People in an area separated from Brand Highway, Nammegarra Road, Mimegarra Road, Dingo Road, Nilgen Road, Indian Ocean Drive, KW Road, Sappers Road, Orange Springs Road, and Nabaroo Road is limited, are on the path of fire

With the fire services, the gingin bushfire was under control for most of the day and the hazard was downgraded to vigilance as gusty, hot conditions could alter any number of the distant fires

Most of the resources have been focused on getting the Kwinana bushfire under control, with the garbage top fire burning for a few more days

DFES Deputy Commissioner Craig Waters said the ability to gain control had been “extremely challenging” as temperatures were set to climb to nearly 40 degrees by Saturday

At 1:30 p.m. today, he warned that while most of the bushfires across the state were pretty good in hand, “we’re not out of the woods yet”

“Anytime you get into a period of hot weather and gusty easterly winds, you will find yourself in a world of injury,” said Waters

The Bureau of Meteorology also forecast extremely hot and dry conditions for the next week, which only added to the unpredictability of a fire hazard

Due to the serious risk of fire, Avon Valley National Park will be closed until next Monday the 11th January, closed, and Serpentine National Park is also closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Mr Waters said climate change caused fires to burn with equal intensity into the evenings before firefighters took a break or took a rest in cool conditions

He said DFES expects this fire season to be the same as last year’s Yanchep fires, with fires active that burned into the night, which also happened over the weekend

Mr Waters had 120 fighters focused on the main fire of the Kwinana bush, which he said there was a little more chance to track before it was contained, and then the crews could focus on the garbage fire again p>

“We have been advised that the smoke emitted is no more harmful than bush fire smoke So we ask residents to stay inside and close all windows and doors, “he said

Firefighters faced more dangerous conditions on Monday after 150 elderly carers were evacuated as three flames threatened lives and homes in Perth’s metropolitan area overnight

A bushfire in Kwinana that started just after 12pm on Saturday at 30pm near the intersection of Thomas Road and Gilmore Avenue in Orelia, 240 acres of bushland was destroyed It is still unclear what caused the fire

The uncontrolled bush fire is slowly moving west Authorities are warning of burning embers likely to blow around homes at the Naval Base, Kwinana Beach, Hope Valley, Orelia, Pamelia, Calista, Leda, Medina, downtown Kwinana, and downtown East Rockingham

The town of Rockingham is no longer threatened and residents are advised to stay indoors and consider changes as the fire is still spiraling out of control

Dangerous winds will hamper efforts to get the Kwinana Fire under controlCredit: Nine News Perth

Firefighters have managed to contain a fire that was deliberately lit around 1am on Monday, urging residents near Lake Richmond in Rockingham to evacuate

Mr. Waters called it a “heinous act” as resources had been used up to fight accidental bush fires and those naturally caused by lightning. He urged everyone to report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers

Former DFES Superintendent Ray Buchan told 6PR’s Simon Etheridge that the fire had taken a big run through bushland

“It went to some parts of the Kwinana industrial estate last night,” he said, but the aircraft-assisted crews had managed to stop the sprint of the fire

Warnings have been downgraded to a watch for those bounded by Anketell Road to the north, McLaughlan Road to the east, Thomas Road to the south, and the coast People live near The Spectacles, Orelia, Medina, the Naval Base, Postans, Kwinana Beach, and Hope Valley

Abercrombie Road between Anketell Road and Thomas Road is closed, while Rockingham Road and Thomas Road have reopened in both directions with speed restrictions

A fire in Gosnells that evacuated around 150 residents of an elderly care facility in Martin late Sunday evening was brought under control The residents were only asked to remain vigilant and watch out for the fire department in the area

The fire damaged seven units in the facility: one vacant unit was completely destroyed while six others had superficial damage and residents were able to return

About 150 residents of an elderly care facility in Martin had to be evacuated on Sunday eveningCredit: ABC Perth

An emergency warning was also issued for the northern part of Karloo in Geraldton late on Sunday evening, before the all-clear on Monday. Another fire near Norseman was also extinguished

The Hopetoun fire, which burned 680 acres after being struck by lightning on Sunday, has not been brought under control but is stationary and contained with no life or homes threatened

Mr Waters said the ability to use the depth bomber is the 15thDelivering 000 liters of water or retarder helped a lot

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