Deadly Wildfires Consume 300,000 Ha in Western Australia
Posted by feww on November 19, 2015
Extreme weather system generating temperatures in excess of 45ºC, fueling deadly, destructive fires in Australia
The fires started during harvest season destroying large volumes of crops, as well as farming equipment, fences and buildings.
At least three Europeans were among those killed by the fires, including “a 19-year-old German woman as an apprentice farm-hand; a 29-year-old Norwegian woman as a cook, while she studied at Curtin University in Perth; and a 31-year-old British man as a mechanic,” reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Fire Weather Warning
Australia Bureau of Meteorology has issued Fire Weather Warnings for several areas in Western Australia, forecasting Severe Fire Danger for the district of South Interior, and Gascoyne Coast.