FIRE crews are fighting to contain a grass fire near Portland.
The fire started at 2pm and a Watch and Act message has been issued for residents in Portland West, Cashmore and Trewalla.
A CFA spokeswoman said the fire is travelling in a southerly direction towards Atwells Road in Cashmore.
Seventy nine fire fighters and four fire-fighting aircraft are being used.
The emergency text message system has been activated and about 1000 text messages have been sent.