Emergency warning downgraded for Kimberley bushfire

 abc.net.au  9/17/2017 3:12:08 AM  2  Eliza Laschon

Updated September 17, 2017 14:55:49

Authorities have downgraded an emergency bushfire warning in the Kimberley to a watch-and-act alert.

The warning was issued for Egret near Kununurra in the region's north-east.

The local volunteer fire brigade said about 12 homes had been under threat.

A bushfire watch also remains in place for the nearby town of Kununurra.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the blaze started near Four Mile Creek in Kununurra, and is being treated as suspicious.

Topics: bushfire, fires, disasters-and-accidents, kununurra-6743

First posted September 17, 2017 12:56:45

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