Yallingup bushfire emergency: Out-of-control blaze burns as fireys also battle front in Margaret River

Staff writersThe West Australian
VideoMargaret River blaze rages on.

A fresh bushfire emergency has been issued for the State’s South West, with a blaze burning out-of-control in Yallingup, in the City of Busselton.

The serious alert is in place for people west of Caves Road between Spencer Road and Johnson Road including Quininup Road, Tilly Road and parts of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park in YALLINGUP, in the City of Busselton.

Parks and Wildlife Services have warned people in this zone “are in danger and need to act immediately to survive”.

“There is a threat to lives and homes,” authorities said, adding “people need to evacuate now.

The fire, which started near Quininup Road, is moving quickly in a south-easterly direction and is uncontained.

Firefighters are on the scene, assisted by Parks and Wildlife Service and Local Government firefighters.

Aerial support has also been deployed to assist ground crews.

“Burning embers are likely to be blown around local homes,” authorities said.

The fire zone is extensive with two watch and act alerts issued - one either side of emergency zone.

A fresh bushfire emergency has been issued for the State’s South West, with a blaze burning out-of-control in Yallingup, in the City of Busselton.
Camera IconA fresh bushfire emergency has been issued for the State’s South West, with a blaze burning out-of-control in Yallingup, in the City of Busselton. Credit: Emergency WA

One watch and act is in place for people on the east of Caves Road in an area bounded by Spencer Road to the north, Puzey Road to the east and Johnson Road.

A second watch and act is also in place for people near the coast between Moses Rock Road to the south and Injidup Beach carpark.

Fire fighters are also under the pump 30 kilometres south in Margaret River, with Premier Mark McGowan warning that the raging bushfire in the tourist town could escalate this afternoon.

The blaze is burning out-of-control in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, where “very high fuel loads” are feeding it.

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