Australia

WA bushfire a threat to homes and lives

Authorities in Western Australia say a bushfire burning in Perth's northern suburbs is a threat to lives and homes.

An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning out of control in Perth's northern suburbs with authorities warning of a threat to lives and homes.

The fire at Jandabup is burning in an area near Sydney Road and Ross Street and a nearby pine plantation.

"The bushfire is moving fast in a north-westerly direction. It is out of control and unpredictable," Emergency WA says.

Spot fires are also starting up to 300 metres ahead of the fire front.

Authorities say the best escape route is to the southwest, using Badgerup Road but anyone still planning to leave should follow the directions of fire crews.

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