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Perth bushfire alert downgraded

AAP logoAAP 9/01/2017

A bushfire that was threatening homes and lives in Perth's northeast has been downgraded but is still burning out of control.

The fire has burnt more than 120 hectares on the city's outskirts but is contained and stationary, with no current threat to homes or lives.

But residents have been warned that unfavourable conditions could be on the way on Tuesday afternoon.

An advice alert remains in place for parts of Upper Swan, Bullsbrook, Brigadoon and the Walyunga National Park.

There is residual smoke in the area and strong winds of up to 45km an hour are expected to put pressure on the containment lines, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services said.

The fire was downgraded from an "emergency warning", the highest rating, on Monday afternoon to "watch and act" and later "advice" as conditions improved.

Residents in the area paid tribute on Monday to firefighters for saving their homes after the blaze came within metres of many properties.

At one stage, the fire had been six metres high and embers were causing spotfires 150 metres ahead of the front.

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