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Workers at Alcoa’s bauxite mine and alumina refinery near Pinjarra in Western Australia are on alert for a nearby bushfire in a state forest.

WA’s Department of Environment and Conservation issued the bushfire advice at 1.20pm on Wednesday after a blaze started 40km east of North Dandalup.

There is no threat to lives or homes but there is smoke in the area.

The DEC said 25 firefighters and six trucks were on the scene, assisted by three aircraft.

“The bushfire has been contained and ground crews will mop up into the evening,” the DEC said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The West Australian

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