Fire forces evacuations in Perth Bushfires

Fire forces evacuations in Perth Bushfires

23 November 2007

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Australia — A BUSHFIRE south-east of Perth city has forced emergency workers to begin evacuations say police.

Police, Fire and Emergency Service Authority (FESA) and other agencies were working to control a fire in the Canning Vale/Forrestdale area south-east of the city, police said today.

“Evacuations are being conducted in the area,” a police spokesman said.

Drivers were being advised to avoid the area where a number of roads had been blocked off.
No further details were immediately available.

Meanwhile north of the city, a bushfire in Yellagonga Regional Park has burned through 15 hectares since flaring up at 1130 (WDT), FESA said.

“At this stage there is the potential for lives and or property to be at risk along the north-east corner of the park along Joondalup Drive and Wanneroo Road,” FESA said in a statement.

Firecrews were protecting property in the area and no houses had been lost.

Roads in the area had been closed and residents warned to be vigilant.

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