Perth bushfires: ‘Watch and act’ alert issued for blaze burning in Koondoola and Ballajura

Staff WriterPerthNow
A fire alert is in place for Koondoola.
Camera IconA fire alert is in place for Koondoola. Credit: Tiffany Kennedy

A bushfire ‘watch and act’ alert was issued for a blaze burning in Koondoola on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started near the intersection of Alexander Drive and Beach Road in Koondoola, before jumping Alexander Drive into the western part of Ballajura.

There was a possible threat to lives and homes, with firefighters struggling for hours before bringing the blaze under control.

The cause of the fire, which was first reported at 12.39pm, was suspicious.

There continues to be a lot of smoke in the area, with residents urged to keep doors and windows closed.

A plane fights the blaze in Ballajura.
Camera IconA plane fights the blaze in Ballajura. Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian


  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

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