A Perth Bunnings warehouse is still burning after being engulfed in flames on Monday night, with the entire warehouse reportedly collapsing in on itself.
The blaze broke out about 9pm on Monday, on the corner of Beaufort Street and Eighth Avenue, and more than 30 fire crews were seen on the scene attempting to put it out.
A statement released by Emergency WA says the fire is contained and under control, with firefighters monitoring it and cooling hot spots.
Approximately 10 career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and support staff are attending.
Thick smoke was filmed pouring from the warehouse, with strong winds pushing it towards nearby suburbs.
The front wall of the building has collapsed as a result of the fire.
Bunnings in Inglewood was engulfed in flames on Monday night as residents enjoyed night markets nearby
Images shared to social media showed the blaze travelling perilously close to nearby homes
The chemicals inside the warehouse gave the smoke a strong, toxic smell, The ABC reported.
A Hazmat warning was released by the DFES just before 10pm, telling residents ‘there is a direct threat to life/homes/the community’.
‘As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed,’ the warning read.
A Hazmat warning was issued by DFES about an hour later as toxic smoke began to spread due to strong wind
The cause of the blaze is unknown, but residents reported and filmed loud bangs coming from the building, which is known to house toxic and very flammable chemicals
About 30 fire crews are on the scene at Beaufort Street in Inglewood (pictured)
‘Air conditioners should also be switched off. People should stay away from the area.’
In one video shared to social media, loud explosions could be heard coming from the structure – which is known to contain toxic and flammable chemicals.
Nearby, residents were evacuated from the Inglewood Night Markets.
The cause of the fire is still yet to be determined, though early reports suggest the blaze may have started in the air conditioning unit.
Western Australia Police are expected to release a statement shortly.
Residents were advised to turn off their air conditioners and stay away from the area
More than 30 fire crews are at the scene of the blaze, trying to contain the situation