A FIRE in Boddington, Western Australia, has destroyed a cottage and remains out of control while a fire at Esperance has been downgraded.A "watch and act" warning issued at 3.10pm (WST) yesterday remains in place for the town of Ranford and the Golden Hills Estate near Boddington.
The fire is burning in bushland north of Newmarket Road towards Greys Road.
Firefighters saved several properties in the area but a two bedroom cottage was destroyed.
The fire is now contained but not controlled and has burnt almost 800 hectares.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
In the Shire of Esperance, the cause of the bushfire is also unknown although authorities believe it is suspicious.
There is now no immediate danger to lives or homes, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services this morning changed the "watch and act" alert to an advice.
The advice applies to people between Sanctuary Crescent, Dunkley Circuit, Helms Drive, Eleven Mile Beach Road, Spencer Road and Keenan Road in Pink Lake, and for Monjingup.
The fire that was burning between Spencer Rd and Keenan Rd is now contained and under control, the DFES said.
All roads are now open but motorists should still avoid the area.
Firefighters are mopping up and will continue to use heavy machinery to strengthen containment lines throughout the day.
Two fixed-wing water bombers remain on standby in the area.
Firefighters saved several properties, particularly in Dunkley Circuit, although one house and three sheds were significantly damaged by the fire.
Stock, fencing and pasture were also lost.
About 380 hectares have been burnt in the blaze.
The fire broke out about 12.30pm (WST) yesterday.