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Margaret River hearth: Downgraded as firefighters get it under control

A bushfire burning through the Margaret River region has been downgraded as firefighters get it under control.

The blaze, burning through Treeton, was first reported on Sunday afternoon at Crane Brake Road 11km east of Cowaramup.

DFES this morning released a photograph of firefighters battling the towering blaze which has so far torn through 90 hectares of land.

More than 100 firefighters have spent the day strengthening containment lines, said incident controller Peter Hartley, with aerial support also assisting.

A photo from the bushfires that have been blazing over the weekend near Margaret River.
Camera IconA photo from the bushfires that have been blazing over the weekend near Margaret River. Credit: Sean Blocksidge/DFES

“Firefighters are obviously strengthening containment lines and particularly looking at areas of concern which are near the creeks,” he said.

“Conditions are not going to be easy today. We’re expecting variable winds and gusts up to 50km/h.

“While we have downgraded it to a watch and act we have got triggers than should it beak the containment lines we’ll be back to an emergency alert warning.”

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