Fires still burning

Geraldton Guardian

Main Roads WA has reopened Brand Highway and Midlands Road after closing them to all traffic yesterday afternoon during a bushfire near Dongara.

However the bushfire advice is in place for people travelling on Midlands Road or near Brand Highway between Midlands Road and Kailis Drive/Pye Road in Yadarino.

Main Roads is asking drivers to be extremely careful when driving through the area, turn headlights on, drive slowly and watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

The fire started near the intersection of Brand Highway and Ellery Road and there is a lot of smoke in the area.

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It was first reported at 12.15pm and 200ha has been burnt.

The fire is now contained and burning south of Midlands Road, on the eastern side of Brand Highway.

Updates can be viewed at www.emergency.wa.gov.au

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

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