Fire threatens Argyle homes

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Residents in Gwindinup have been evacuated as firefighters from across the South West battle an out of control bushfire.

Firefighters from as far as Blackwood, Bunbury and Eaton are on the ground battling the blaze, with a number of water bombers providing aerial support.

Firefighters fill up a truck to battle the blaze.
Camera IconFirefighters fill up a truck to battle the blaze. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

It is understood that the fire started near the South Western Highway and headed in a South-Easterly direction and is burning towards Argyle and Donnybrook.

The fire is threatening homes on Myrtle Ridge, Hetherington Road, Hooker Street and Hurst Road.

According to a resident, firefighters had saved a number of homes and reports are that none have been lost yet.

The fire got close to homes, but is understood none have been lost yet.
Camera IconThe fire got close to homes, but is understood none have been lost yet.

A temporary evacuation centre has been set up at Donnybrook Recreation Centre on Steer Street in Donnybrook.

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