Wildfires in Western Australia contained but out of control

Wildfires south of Western Australia’s capital city of Perth have been contained but remain out of control.

About 100 firefighters tackled the 6,000-hectare fire on Saturday as the flames began to slow down.

Air support was also dispatched to Donnybrook Ballingup Shire on Saturday.

The fire, believed to have been caused by lightning, was slowly moving northwest as of Sunday morning after breaching containment lines on Saturday.

An emergency alert was issued for the fire area and residents were told to evacuate.

Meanwhile, in South Australia, firefighters successfully contained a wildfire in the Adelaide Hills, just east of the state capital.

Montacute residents were previously told to evacuate or evacuate on Saturday.

By that night, however, the fire was under control with firefighters remaining on site and monitoring the hotspot.

Firefighters were battling blazes in the rugged and inaccessible terrain of the Adelaide Hills, with 15 tankers and eight aircraft involved in extinguishing the fire.


Australian Associated Press is an Australian news agency.