Great Eastern Highway closed due to Clackline fire

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said police are in attendance and Great Eastern Highway is closed due to smoke in the area. Photo: Jared Steinohrt.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said police are in attendance and Great Eastern Highway is closed due to smoke in the area. Photo: Jared Steinohrt.

4.58pm

DFES said the fire is now contained and controlled. 

Great Eastern Highway has been reopened and there is no more smoke traveling across the road. 

DFES said two-hectares of land was destroyed.

4.25pm

A scrub fire in Clackline has caused emergency services to close Great Eastern Highway.

The fire was reported at 3.33pm on Monday April 16 at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Eadine Road in Clackline.

The fire is currently one hectare in size and there are 10 crews at the scene including volunteer firefighters from Northam, Clackline, Grass Valley, Bakers Hill and Irishtown.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said police are in attendance and Great Eastern Highway is closed due to smoke in the area.