Bushfire reignites in Wellington National Park

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Firefighters returned to the Wellington National Park today as flames from a recent bushfire reignited.

A bushfire advice warning was issued by DFES for an area bounded by Coalfields Highway, Mungalup Road and Wellington Dam.

There has been 125ha burnt already, an area that equates to 62 AFL footy fields, however the bushfire is contained and under control.

The cause of the bushfire is an escaped prescribed burn.

The Potters Gorge campground, Honeymoon Pool campground, Stones Brook campground and Nyingarn Campsite are all closed.

Several trails and circuits including the Mount Lennard Mountain Bike Circuit and parts of the Munda Biddi Trail, Wiilman Bilya Trail and the Bibbulum Track Wellington Spur Trail are also closed.

The sites will remain closed until at least Monday.

There are no threats to lives or homes, however there is a lot of smoke in the area.

People in the area are urged to be aware and keep updated in case the situation changes.

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