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Bushfire Watch and Act issued for travellers on Brand Highway and Indian Ocean Drive near Dongara

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Residents have been warned of a possible threat to lives and homes. File photo.
Camera IconResidents have been warned of a possible threat to lives and homes. File photo. Credit: Evan Collis / DFES/Evan Collis / DFES

Updated: A fire which had posed a possible threat to lives and homes after a bushfire took hold south of Dongara on Tuesday has been downgraded to an advice level.

On Wednesday morning Indian Ocean Drive at the Brand Highway and the Coolimba-Eneabba intersections were closed as water bombers and fire crews on the ground battled to put out the Cliff Head blaze.

the fire is now contained, and controlled.

The fire, which burnt out more than 100ha, started just after 4pm on Tuesday near the intersection of Brand Highway and Dempster Road and Arrowsmith.

The fire that's caused Indian Ocean Drive to shut on Friday.
Camera IconIndian Ocean Drive at the Brand Highway and the Coolimba-Eneabba intersections has been closed as firefighters battle the blaze. File photo. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

A bushfire that kept emergency crews busy in Chittering on Tuesday is still burning and is at a Watch and Act alert level.

Hot dry and windy conditions are making for prime bushfire conditions.

Total fire bans are in place for large swathes of the State, including in Perth, Mid West, Wheatbelt, and Gascoyne.

Perth is expected to hit a sweltering 40C. Winds will be east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming easterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening.

In the Pilbara hot conditions continue with Pannawonica 43C, Telfer 43C, and Paraburdoo 42C all suffering heatwave conditions.

To stay up to date with fire conditions go to emergency.wa.gov.au

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