By Australian Associated Press
Published: 03:14 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 03:14 GMT, 2 January 2020
Holidaymakers and truckies stranded at a remote roadhouse on the Nullarbor because of a bushfire are pleading with authorities to drop in more supplies.
About 150 people are at Caiguna, about 350 kilometres west of the South Australian border, after bushfire and smoke forced the closure of 400 kilometres of the Eyre Highway between the small roadhouse community and the historic mining town of Norseman.
The fire, which has been burning at the Higginsville mine site since December 16, has blackened more than 148,000 hectares of land and is being fought by 81 firefighters.
Holidaymakers and truckies stranded at a remote roadhouse (pictured) on the Nullarbor because of a bushfire are pleading with authorities to drop in more supplies
Western Australia's Department of Fire and Emergency Services says fresh ignitions, erratic fire behaviour and unstable weather conditions mean the highway will remain closed for at least five days.
Jason Leppard and his family have