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Lives and homes at risk in Northam, Gingin

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Two bushfires are threatening lives and homes in WA with emergency services issuing warnings for people in Wundowie in the Shire of Northam and people north of Dandaragan-West Road, south of Marri Heights Road, east of Brand Highway and west of Sapper Road in Red Gully in the shire of Gingin.

A bushfire emergency warning is in place for people bounded by Oyster Road and Fernie Road to the east, Inkpen Road to the South, Chedaring Road to the West and Linley Valley Road to the North, including people is Mauravillo Estate, El Caballo Resort and the town of town of Wundowie.

Residents in these areas are being warned to act immediately after a fire started at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Inkpen Rd in Wundowie.

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.

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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.

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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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