A bushfire watch and act has been issued for parts of Mindarabin, Nyabing and Pingrup in the Shires of Kent and Gnowangerup. The area is bounded by Gillis, Titicup, Nyabing-Pingrup, Ongerup-Pingrup and Tie Line roads. An alert from the Department of Fire of Emergency Services at 3.51pm states the fire started near the intersection of Gillis and Chester Pass roads in Nyabing, and that it was first reported just before 3pm. It is moving in a easterly direction and is out of control and unpredictable. People in the area are advised to leave now if it is clear to do so if they are not prepared, or plan to leave. Those prepared to actively defend need to make final preparations. The public has been asked to avoid the area and be aware of fire personnel working onsite. There are a number of road closures in place including sections of Chester Pass and Gillis roads.