Fire in Shire of Dardanup controlled
A BUSHFIRE in Western Australia's South West region has been controlled by Shire of Dardanup firefighters.
The watch and act alert has been downgraded to "bushfire advice" for people in the western part of Ferguson, in the Shire of Dardanup, as the fire is now controlled and the wind is not expected to change.
The fire, which was reported at 10.40am this morning, started near Ferguson Road in Ferguson, about 190km south of Perth.
Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt, with the fire controlled but not contained.
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and beginning to mop up.
The Shire of Dardanup is managing the fire, with aerial support sent to assist ground crews.
No road have been closed, but motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
WHAT TO DO
Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
Read through your bushfire survival plan.
If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
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