Maranup bushfire contained

Josh SunderlandManjimup-Bridgetown Times
A bushfire burnt though 70ha of land next to the intersection of Maranup Ford Road and Brockman Highway this morning.
Camera IconA bushfire burnt though 70ha of land next to the intersection of Maranup Ford Road and Brockman Highway this morning. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

A bushfire in Maranup has been contained by local fire brigades after threatening homes and lives this morning.

The fire began around midnight last night and burned through about 70ha of land next to the intersection of Maranup Ford Road and Brockman Highway, west of Bridgetown.

It’s believed the fire started after a tree fell over in a thunderstorm and hit a power line.

Bridgetown Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Deputy of Operations on night shift Andrew Browne said some homes were in danger earlier this morning but were not directly threatened now.

“The closest was probably 300m away,” he said.

“We’re not expecting it to get any worse than it is now.”

Crews will be monitoring the fire for at least the next 24 hours.

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