Warning downgraded for bushfire near Esperance

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UPDATE: An emergency warning for a bushfire heading towards the Israelite Bay campsite, near Esperance on Western Australia’s south coast, has been downgraded to a watch and act.

The warning is for people in the vicinity of the Israelite Bay campsite, Cape Arid and eastern parts of Boyatup within Nuytsland Nature Reserve and Cape Arid National Park in the Shire of Esperance.

The alert level has been downgraded as campsites have been evacuated.

The fire started near the intersection of Fisheries Road and Point Malcolm Road in Israelite Bay.

  • The fire started near the intersection of FISHERIES RD and POINT MALCOLM RD in ISRAELITE BAY

For up-to-the-minute information, visit emergency.wa.gov.au.

A number of roads and campsites have been closed including:

Gora Track

Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Track Camp and Balbinya Homestead

Wattle Camp between Point Culver and Iraelite Bay

Telegraph Track

Paisley Track

Point Malcolm Track

Fisheries Road Track/Road from farmland through to Israelite Bay

Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximately 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway