Kirup fire: Blaze near South West town contained by firefighters, bushfire advice now in place

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Jackson BarrettSouth Western Times
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The bushfire, which has burned near the South West town of Kirup for the past two days has been downgraded to a bushfire advice and there is no longer a threat to lives or homes in the area.

Authorities say “fire behaviour has lessened” and containment lines were strengthened throughout Wednesday.

Residents bounded by Cundinup-Kirup Road to the south, Ryall Road to the north and White Road to the west are still being urged to be careful and stay aware, with large amounts of smoke in the area.

Ravenscliff Road, where the fire began on Tuesday, remains closed.

Earlier, the fire was downgraded and a watch and act alert was reinstated, but on Wednesday morning, residents were urged to “act immediately to survive”.

Premier Mark McGowan praised the efforts of the State’s firefighters, 200 of which are battling a number of blazes across the State.

“Can I firstly thank the firefighters who have been dealing with fires both in Martin and Kirup in the South West,” he said.

“It has obviously been a very difficult period, I understand they have done a wonderful job and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their wonderful work.”

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