Ebene News – AU – Out of control bushfires threaten lives and homes in Nannup

Residents of Nannup and Maranup have been urged to leave or prepare to actively defend their homes as an out of control bushfire puts homes and lives at risk in the area

A vigilance alert has been issued for residents of the area bounded by Brockman Highway to the south, Tuia Road to the west, Huitson Road to the north and Maranup Ford Road to the east in Nannup and Bridgetown counties – Greenbushes

About 50 firefighters are on scene to fight the blaze, which was first reported in the early hours of December 31 and swept through more than 80 hectares of land

Maranup Ford Road remains closed between Maranup Ford Caravan Park and Brockman Highway while Brockman Road is blocked at the intersection of Mokerdillup Road and Brockman Highway Gold Gully Road

To stay up to date, visit the WA Emergency website, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook or listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR and news bulletins

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Ebene News – UA – Uncontrollable bushfires threaten lives and homes in Nannup

Source: https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/out-of-control-bushfire-threatens-lives-and-homes-in-nannup-20201231-p56r02.html