A bushfire evacuation centre has been established in a popular tourist resort in Western Australia because of wildfires threatening lives and homes.
An emergency alert has been placed up for the fire at Leeuwin Naturalist National Park and residents of Augusta Margaret River County.
Firefighters are battling the flames, which have spread west and have ravaged up to 100 acres of land.
Water cannons were also sent in.
‘You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes,’ the fire and rescue ministry said on Wednesday.
Residents in those areas are advised to close all doors and windows and leave and leave immediately as they can, or to get ready to take cover in their homes.
The warning covers an area confined by Redgate Road to the north and Thompson Road eastwards to Calgardup Road to the south.
The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Park has been closed, as have several nearby campgrounds and the popular Riesendend Cave in nearby Boranup.