Emergency Bushfire Warning Issued For South-Eastern WA Communities

People told to evacuate

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A bushfire warning has been issues for communities in a Western Australia southwest shire, with residents told to “act immediately to survive”.

Nannup shire residents have been told by Parks and Wildlife Service a warning is in place for people in areas bounded by Cundinup-Kirup Road and Cundinup-Dudinyillup Road in the Maidment locality and Dudinyillup.

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“If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place. Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly,” the warning said.

“You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.”

People who cannot evacuated have been urged to shelter in their homes.

About 50 firefighters are battling the fire and strengthening containment lines. 

The fire is fast moving and uncontained, with multiple ignitions.

Watch and act alerts are also in place for surrounding districts in the Nannup shire.

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3 February 2023

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