Bushfire advice alert in Harvey

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

A bushfire advice alert has been issued for residents north of Harvey.

The fire was reported at 12.21pm today in an area of bushland south of Honeymoon Road on the eastern side of South Western highway.

While there is no threat to lives or homes there is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger people need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

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The fire started near the intersection of Honeymoon Road and South Western Highway in Warawarrup and is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.

About 20 volunteer firefighters and Department and Fire and Emergency Services personnel are on site actively fighting the fire.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Residents are urged to stay alert and monitor their 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.

Residents are advised to read through their bushfire survival plan and, if they do not have a plan, decide what to do if the situation gets worse.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Honeymoon Road is closed.

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

For updates visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 13 3337 or follow the department on Twitter or Facebook.

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