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Lives and homes at risk in Northam and Gingin

Update: The Gingin-Dandaragan fire warning for people living in an area bounded by Brand Highway to the east, Nammegarra Road to the north, Mimegarra Road to the west and the intersection of Orange Springs Road and Nabaroo Road has been downgraded to a watch and act, but there is still a possible threat to lives and homes.

The Northam warning is for people bounded by Oyston Road and Fernie Road to the east, Inkpen Road to the South, Linley Valley Road and Allen Street to the west and Golf Links Road to the North, including people is Mauravillo Estate, El Caballo Resort and the town of Wundowie has also been downgraded to a watch and act.

Multiple bushfires are threatening lives and homes in WA, with emergency services issuing warnings for people in Wundowie in the Shire of Northam, people in Red Gully in the shire of Gingin and people in Mimegarra, Regans Ford, Orange Springs and Cowalla in Gingin and Dandaragan.

The Gingin fire warning is for people in an area bounded by Brand Highway, Nammegarra Road, Mimegarra Road and Cowalla Road.

The Wundowie fire started at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Inkpen Rd in Wundowie.

150 career and volunteer firefighters were sent to battle that blaze, which is out-of-control and moving fast in a north westerly direction and aerial crews have also been sent to assist crews on the ground.

100 firefighters were sent to fight the Gingin-Dandaragan fire.

People are being urged to leave for a safer place if they can, or if they cannot leave then they should close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible. For those able to leave the safest route is heading west on Burma Road.

Those sheltering in place are urged to go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape. Rooms should have two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry. For people who are not home it is now too dangerous to return.

People who are self-isolating should leave and find alternative accommodation with family or friends who live away from the area. People unable to return to their quarantine location within one hour should phone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them they have had to leave due to an emergency.

For updated information, visit the Emergency WA website, phone 13 DFES (13 3337), or follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, Facebook at facebook.com/dfeswa, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

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