Bushfire threat to lives south of Perth



A bushfire burning south of Perth is threatening lives and homes, with residents told to act immediately to survive.

An emergency warning has been issued for the blaze for people in parts of Eagle Bay, Naturaliste and Dunsborough in the city of Busselton.

“It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly,” Emergency WA said.

“You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

“You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.”

The fire is burning out of control and is considered unpredictable.

It has already destroyed about 200 hectares with 150 firefighters working to protect assets and build containment lines.

Water bombing aircraft have also been sent to the scene.

A community meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the Geographe Leisure Centre in Busselton.

We’ve Already Come Too Far To End This Now.

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