People are warned to be extremely careful when driving through the Dalyup area near Esperance because of smoke from a bushfire.
The South Coast Highway is closed between Dalyup Road and the Gibson-Dalyup Road. Detours are in place.
The fire is burning on both sides of the highway near the Dalyup River Bridge and is moving in a westerly direction.
Firefighters are currently protecting the Dalyup Community Hall. There is no threat to lives.
If you come across smoke on the road you should:
- Turn your headlights on to make your vehicle more visible to others
- Drive slowly
- Keep a close watch for and follow any directions given by emergency services personnel
- If you cannot see clearly, turn around and drive to a clear area. Pull over to the side of the road, keep your headlights and hazard lights on and wait until the smoke clears