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Bushfire that forced watch and act warning for parts of Nyabing in Great Southern now contained

Cameron Newbold and Jacob Morgan-de LaineGreat Southern Herald
The blaze is moving in a north-westerly direction and is out of control and unpredictable.
Camera IconThe blaze is moving in a north-westerly direction and is out of control and unpredictable. Credit: Paul Braven/Kalgoorlie Miner

A dangerous bushfire that had Nyabing residents on alert, has been downgraded on Thursday afternoon.

Fire fighters were battling the out of control blaze that was reported at 12.41pm on Thursday near Quartermaine Road and Rabbit Proof Fence Road in the Shirt of Kent.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a watch and act alert about 1.43pm for people in a 5km radius of intersection of Quartermaine Road and Rabbit Proof Fence Road in parts of Nyabing in the Shire of Kent.

At 4pm the fire was downgraded to an advice level.

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The bushfire is stationary, contained and under control.

The advice is current for people east of Manuel Road and Nyabing Road South and north of Batt Road, bounded by Rabbit Proof Fence Road to the north and Quartermaine Road to the east in parts of Nyabing.

Crews from six bushfire brigades including Nyabing, Pingrup and Mindarabin are on the ground. Two water bombers are also helping.

Fire fighters are strengthening containment lines and the blaze has burnt 166 hectares so far.

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