*Please note no changes to previous alert
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in an area bounded by Camargue Drive, Cathedral Avenue, Rolling Hills Drive, Connemara Drive, including the Avon Ridge Estate, north to Lancewood Avenue, in Brigadoon in the City of Swan.
There remains a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
The fire started in an area between Cathedral Avenue and Camargue Drive.
The bushfire is not contained or controlled.
It is burning in inaccessible terrain.
The spread of the fire slowed overnight.
The fire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
It is burning towards Rolling Hills Drive.
WHAT TO DO:
If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
Your safest route will be to leave in an easterly direction away from the fire, along Lancewood Avenue, if the way is clear.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
The access road to Bells Rapids has been closed.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
20 Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
Aerial support is returning this morning.
The fire was reported at 1.50pm on Friday 4 March and currently around 10 hectares have been burnt.
Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to Avon Ridge Estate.
The cause of the fire is suspicious.
People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The City of Swan is managing the fire
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.
A new alert may have been issued for this incident.
Please visit the Alerts and Warnings page for the latest information.
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