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WA bushfire threatening homes

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Residents in the Perth hills are being told to leave their homes immediately as an out-of-control bushfire blazes near Mundaring.

An emergency warning was issued for people in the eastern part of Mundaring, with the fire starting between Johnson Road and Granite Road.

Flames up to 20 metres high are reported to be burning towards Stoneville Road and residents have been warned they of the impending danger and the need to act immediately to survive.

The fire is said to be out of control and un-contained, putting properties in the eastern part of Parkerville at risk.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is warning residents to act immediately to survive.

“There is a threat to lives and homes,” it said in its fire advice statement.

Residents are urged to leave if the way is clear. If it is not safe to leave, residents are asked to take shelter and prepare to defend their homes.

The fire, which started after 11.00am AWST, is travelling in a south-easterly direction and is heading towards Stoneville.

Road closures are in place including Richardson Road.