Residents in Nannup and Maranup have been told to leave or prepare to actively defend their homes as an out of control bushfire puts houses and lives at risk in the area.

A watch and act alert has been issued for people in the area bounded by Brockman Highway to the south, Tuia Road to the west, Huitson Road to the north, and Maranup Ford Road to the east in the shires of Nannup and Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

The warning applies to the shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Nannup.

The warning applies to the shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Nannup. Credit:Emergency WA

About 50 firefighters are at the scene battling the blaze, which was first reported in the early hours of December 31 and has raged through more than 80 hectares of land.

Maranup Ford Road remains closed between Maranup Ford Caravan Park and Brockman Highway while Brockman Highway is blocked from the intersection of Mokerdillup Road and Brockman Highway Gold Gully Road.



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