bushfire threatens people in wa town

Bushfire threatens people in WA town

Australia

Lives and homes are under threat as a bushfire burns in northern parts of a small town in Western Australia.

Residents in Allanson, near Worsley Back Road, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road, McAvoy Road and Patstone Road, are being told to leave if they still safely can.

“You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes,” the warning says on Sunday afternoon.

If the way is clear for people to leave for a safer place, they should, rather than wait and see as “leaving at the last minute is deadly”, it reads.

It is “too dangerous” for residents away from their homes to return.

About 30 firefighters and aerial crews are trying to tackle the blaze.

Another warning, a watch and act, has also been issued for the the town site of Allanson, and Collie.

The watch and act states there is “a possible threat to lives and homes” as a fire approaches.

“You need to leave or get ready to actively defend,” it reads.