Two houses and farm machinery have been destroyed by a bushfire raging in the South West.
More than 100 firefighters with support from water-bombing aircraft have been battling the blaze at Southampton near Donnybrook since it broke out yesterday afternoon.
A local has reported that two properties have been damaged and tree harvesting machinery has been destroyed.
Department of Fire and Emergency Services was unable to confirm the report but expected to provide more information once fire inspectors gained access to the area.
Meanwhile, a bushfire emergency warning remains in place for parts of Southampton and Cundinup in the shires of Donnybrook-Balingup and Nannup.
The fire, which started at 2.15pm yesterday, slowed earlier in the day but has picked this afternoon due to changing winds.
Balingup Primary School will be closed tomorrow due to the ongoing fire threat.
A community meeting was held in Nannup at noon today to update locals on the fire threat.
Firefighters have set up containment lines using Balingup and Ridge roads as well as the Blackwood River in a effort to stop it speading.
Nannup Shire deputy chief fire officer Ashley Kidd the firefighting efforts had been hampered by steep terrain.
“We started at the point of ignition yesterday but it was very steep country with tall pine trees so there was no chance of doing anything there so we went to the Northern sine of the Blackwood river to form a line and actively attack it,” he said.
Homes in the Wrights Bridge area and Ewarts Road area are under threat from the fire, which started near Radiata Road.
“It is not safe to stay and actively defend (homes), your best chance for survival is to leave now,” the department said.
About 90 local and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters back-burning and building containment lines for the blaze, which has burnt more than 2200 hectares.
The cause of the fire is unknown.