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Bushfire emergency warning in place for Donnelly River Huts in the Shire of Manjimup

Phil HickeyThe West Australian
Fire crews are on scene.
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A bushfire emergency is unfolding in the State’s South West with locals warned they need to act immediately to survive.

The bushfire emergency warning is in place for Donnelly River Huts in the Shire of Manjimup.

The warning is in place for people in the vicinity of Yeagarup including the Donnelly River Huts.

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

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The alert level for the fire has been upgraded due to weather conditions and the fire is escalating in heavy fuels.

The fire started near Ritter Road and Fly Brook Road.

It is moving slowly in a north-westerly direction. It is uncontained and uncontrolled.

People can leave via Donnelly Boat Landing Road.

A bushfire watch and act is in place for Nannup and surrounds and an advice level is in force for people in Black Point, Lake Yeagarup, Ritter Road and Hawke National Park, Warren National Park, D’Entrecasteaux National Park and parts of Treen Brook State Forest.

More than 70 firefighters are battling the blaze, which started on Friday night due to lightning. So far more than 4,200 hectares have been burnt.

The Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.

Keep up to date with the latest bushfire warnings via the Emergency WA website.

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