UPDATE: 3.58pm – The bushfire has been contained and controlled.
THE Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a warning about an out-of-control and unpredictable bushfire in Spencers Brook in the Shire of Northam.
The fire started north of the Spencers Brook townsite.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes.
The fire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
People in the area need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
It is safe to leave south on Spencers Brook Road towards York.
No road closures are in place but motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
Keep up to date at: www.emergency.wa.gov.au