Dangerous fires brought under control

Nicole Salmeri and Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
A Watch and Act alert has been issued for the northern part of Wellesley.
Camera IconA Watch and Act alert has been issued for the northern part of Wellesley. Credit: Supplied / Bronwyn Goddard

Greater Bunbury firefighters have been kept busy with two separate fires prompting emergency warnings in the last week.

Gelorup residents were told to leave or get ready to defend their properties as an out-of-control bushfire threatened lives and homes on Thursday.

Roads were closed off during the Gelorup blaze.
Camera IconRoads were closed off during the Gelorup blaze. Credit: Nicole Salmeri / South Western Times

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control after it burnt through 80ha of land.

Aerial support was used in the Gelorup bushfire.
Camera IconAerial support was used in the Gelorup bushfire. Credit: Nicole Salmeri / South Western Times

A bushfire in Wellesley sparked a second emergency warning for the region on Sunday when more than 100 firefighters battled to contain the blaze.

The fire came dangerously close to properties as it burnt through more than 55ha of land before it was contained.

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