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Emergency warning for Aubin Grove and Banjup

Emergency warning for Aubin Grove and Banjup
An emergency warning remains in place for the Perth suburbs of Aubin Grove and Banjup as a bushfire continues to pose a threat after burning for hours.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an update just after 9pm (midnight AEDT) for northern parts of Aubin Grove and western parts of Banjup, both in Perth's south.
"You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes," the DFES says on its website.
Full details at DFES website
The warning is for people in the area bounded by Lyon Road, Gibbs Road, Beenyup Road, Freycinet Circuit and Cape Range Crescent.
"For people in homes on and nearby Prosperity Loop, it's too late to leave," the DFES says.
"You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape."

Many residents flee

Fires have been burning in and around Perth throughout the day.
Earlier this evening, most people are believed ot have evacuated the area, but some remained behind to wet down their properties.
A fire is threatening homes and lives south of Perth. (9News)
An emergency warning was earlier issued for southern parts of Atwell, but that has since been reduced to a Watch and Act.
"There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing," the DFES said just after 9pm.
"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.
Some people have been told it is now too late to leave. (9News)
"If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires."
The fire impacting all suburbs started near the intersection of Nornalup Close and Aubin Grove Link.
A blaze had earlier threatened the town of Bibra Lake but DFES have downgraded the warning for that area, saying the fire is now contained and under control.
An Emergency Warning is in place for residents in Atwell, Aubin Grove and Banjup. (DFES WA)
For current emergency alerts on the fires in the areaclick here