Burns victim Turia Pitt says she will probably have to endure operations for the rest of her life.
A bushfire burned 80 percent of her body as she competed in the Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro in 2011.
She told the ABC she is studying for two post-graduate degrees and writing a book.
Police say a fire in bushland near Howe Drive is considered suspicious.
It started about 1:00 pm on Thursday and burned to within 50 metres of houses.
The Department of Environment and Conservation is burning off today 45 kilometres east of Kununurra.
Drivers are urged to take care.
You can read a DEC statement here:
The Department of Environment and Conservation is burning bush today at Mitchell River and Prince Regent National Parks.
You can read a media release here:
This link shows a satellite image of prescribed burns in the West Kimberley.
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DEC abandoned a prescribed burn last week because it threatened rare Gouldian finches.
Officers will try again in a couple of weeks’ time.
It is important to the birds’ survival to keep fuel loads down.
DEC is burning the scrub at King Leopold Conservation Park, 200km east of Derby, today.
You can read the department’s statement here: