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Perth Airport Bushfire

A BUSHFIRE that broke out near Perth Airport has been contained and is no longer threatening lives or homes.

The bushfire ripped through about 65 hectares in Cloverdale on Wednesday afternoon and caused minor burns to a male firefighter.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition, a spokesman from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) said.

Although the blaze is no longer out of control, it is continuing to smoulder on the eastern side and residents have been warned to remain alert to changing weather conditions.

The fire on the western side has been completely extinguished, FESA said.

A bushfire advice warning has been issued for people in the eastern part of Cloverdale near the airport.

Fifty career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters in 17 appliances spent the night mopping up the area.

They are being assisted by airport firefighters and federal police.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Published by – Perth Now