Bushfire contained near Esperance in WA

A bushfire near Esperance on Western Australia's south coast has been brought under control, with motorists advised to avoid the area.

A "watch and act" alert issued for the South Coast Highway in the eastern parts of Dalyup on Wednesday morning was quickly downgraded to an "advice".

There is no threat to lives or homes but the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has warned there is still a lot of smoke in the area.