Firefighters battling Kalbarri bushfires

Midwest Times
File image: Firefighter.
Camera IconFile image: Firefighter. Credit: The West Australian

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a bushfire advice in relation to two fires burning in Kalbarri National Park.

A bushfire that was reported late yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of Ajana-Kalbarri Road and Loop Z Bend Road in Kalbarri National Park is contained and under control.

Meanwhile, a separate fire believed to have been caused by lightning has ignited 3km away, north of Loop Z Bend in Kalbarri National Park.

According to DFES, there is no threat to lives or homes but the fire is out of control, unpredictable, and moving slowly in an easterly direction.

Firefighters are establishing containment lines and monitoring the situation.

Twenty Parks and Wildlife Service, local fire brigade and DFES State Emergency Service firefighters are attending.

People are asked to avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

Several roads and recreation sites have been closed, including Loop Z Bend Road, Loop Z Bend visitor sites, and Kalbarri National Park, north of Loop Z Bend

Motorists are also asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Anyone wishing to keep up to date on the fire can do so by visiting www.emergency.wa.gov.au or calling 13 3337.

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