Families have been forced to evacuate a theme park and an ice arena during school holidays after a bushfire was ignited in Perths south.The “packed” Adventure World and the Cockburn Ice Arena in Bibra Lake were evacuated during a bushfire emergency on Tuesday afternoon which sparked shortly before 1pm on Tuesday and raged towards the park’s boundary.
Authorities were alerted to the blaze after a witness dialled triple-0.
Footage shows families hurriedly exiting to a designated emergency meeting point as smoke billows in the background.
The fire was later lowered to an advice warning and Adventure World said it will open on Wednesday as scheduled.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the fire is contained and controlled and that there is no threat to lives or homes.
They warned there is a lot of smoke in the area.
“Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes,” the DFES said.
Separately, an emergency bushfire warning is in place for the southern parts of Atwell, northern parts of Aubin Grove and western parts of Banjup in the City of Cockburn.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services warns the blaze is out of control and unpredictable.
“You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes,” DFES said in a statement.
“For people on and nearby Prosperity Loop, it’s too late to leave. Leaving now would be deadly.”
The fire started near the intersection of Nornalup Close and Aubin Grove Link in Aubin Grove.
DFES said the earlier blaze, which forced families to flee the theme park, was now contained and controlled.
“There is no threat to lives or homes. There is a lot of smoke in the area,” DFES said.
Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
Some road closures are in place.
For up-to-the-minute warnings visit emergency.wa.gov.au

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