Bushfire threatens lives and homes in small Kimberley community

 abc.net.au  9/17/2017 2:56:45 AM   Eliza Laschon

Updated September 17, 2017 13:32:34

A bushfire is threatening lives and homes in a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia's Kimberley.

The bushfire emergency warning has been issued for Egret near Kununurra in the region's north-east.

"You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive," the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has warned.

"There is a threat to lives and homes."

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

The fire is moving in a westerly direction.

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

First posted September 17, 2017 12:56:45

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