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Kununurra fire burns out of control
A fire burns out of control on the outskirts of Kununurra. Picture: Rourke Walsh

People east of Kununurra have been urged to abandon their homes this morning as a bushfire burns out of control towards the town.

The firefront was three kilometres east of Kununurra just after 8am.

It was moving fast in a westerly direction.

A watch and act advisory has been issued for people near Victoria Highway, Bullrun Road, Drovers Road and the Ausfuel depot.

They have been told to leave the area immediately as conditions are changing and there is a possible threat to lives and homes.

People who are away from their homes have been told not to return.

The fire was reported today.

The cause is unknown.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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