The following information has been issued by the Department of Environment and ConservationA bushfire ADVICE is now in place for people:• in the Kin Kin area bounded by Muir Highway, Wheatley Coast Road, Sutton Road, Beard Road, and Deeside Road, 25km east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup• near Andrew State Forest near the intersection of Austin and Drew Roads 20km south-east of Nannup in the Shire of Nannup • near Cardac State Forest near the intersection of Cardac and Dwyer roads 7km south-east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup The fires started as a result of lightning strikes from a thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon. There is no threat to lives or homes but there is the possibility of some in the area. Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date. WHAT TO DO: - Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.- Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.ALERT LEVEL:An ALL CLEAR has been issued for people:• in the Graphite Road area west of Manjimup and the Dingup area east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup• due west of Yornup and north of Donnelly Mill Road in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes• south of Westbourne Road in Chowerup in the Shire of Boyup Brook. The bushfires are now contained and controlled.The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.ROAD CLOSURES:A number of roads remain closed including:• Tamm Road and Kin Kin Road • Forest tracks within Kin Kin State Forest Motorists should avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.For further details contact DEC Pemberton. BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:The fires have been contained and controlled. WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:40 DEC and FPC fire personnel, assisted by Shire of Manjimup volunteer bushfire brigade firefighters, supported by heavy machinery will continue to mop up and monitor the areas. They have been assisted by significant work carried out yesterday and overnight to burn out any unburnt pockets and by forecast favourable weather conditions this afternoon and tomorrow. CAUSE:The cause of the fire is lightning.AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:The Department of Environment and Conservation is managing the fires. KEEP UP TO DATE:Visit www.dec.wa.gov.au, www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209 or listen to news bulletins.The next update will be provided by 4pm today (Saturday 16 February) unless the situation changes. No further updates will be issued for the areas that have been declared all clear.
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