Bindoon bushfire emergency warning downgraded to watch and act

A bushfire that was threatening lives and homes in Bindoon in the Shire of Chittering has been downgraded from emergency level to watch and act.

The emergency warning covered an area bounded by Hideaway Drive to the east, Forrest Hills Parade to the south, Teatree Road to the west and Mooliabeenee Road to the north.

Smoke surrounding a rural property
Smoke could be seen surrounding a property in the western part of Bindoon.(ABC News)

An evacuation center was set up at Bindoon Town Hall, but authorities say the blaze is now contained and stationary.

About 120 firefighters battled the blaze, which started near Gray Road in Bindoon.

A number of roads in the area remain closed.

Intense red flames from a bushfire
Chopper vision revealed the intensity of flames from the fire burning near properties. (ABC News)

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