Marbelup fire downgraded
The alert level for a fire burning in Marbelup west of Albany has been downgraded after a change of conditions overnight however there is still a threat to homes in the area.
A bushfire Advice has been issued for people south of Down Road Nature Reserve, west of Corio Road and Rutherford Road, north of Lower Denmark Road, Broke Inlet and Lake Powell Nature Reserve and east of Mowforth Road continuing up to the Down Road Nature Reserve in Marbelup west of Albany.
The fire was burning in a north-westerly direction until a wind change at about 1am Thursday morning caused the fire to burn back on itself.
This means homes in Lloyd Road, Marbelup Road and Rutherwood Road north of Lloyd Road are no longer under direct threat of fires.
The fire was reported just before 3pm yesterday near the intersection of South Coast Highway and Marbelup North Road.
The fire escalated quickly with 60 fire fighters working to contain the blaze that has burnt at least 350ha.
The City of Albany community emergency services manager said only one ignition point was known but the cause of the blaze was still not known.
Further updates to come.
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