Down Under Blazes Burn Outside Chimneys
Posted by feww on January 10, 2016
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Bushfires continue to threaten towns in WA
Out-of-control bushfires in Western Australia continue to threaten lives, homes and businesses in the state’s South West.
A massive blaze has razed the small town of Yarloop, killing two people and destroying at least 143 properties including 128 homes.
The fire—ignited by lightning on Wednesday—has so far devoured 72,657 hectares, within a perimeter exceeding 250 kilometers.
Only chimneys left standing after a massive blaze razed Yarloop (Western Australia). The bushfire losses in the small town have been described by authorities as catastrophic. [Image credit: ABC News, Australia.]
Bushfire emergency warnings
Bushfire emergency warnings are in effect east of Waroona, Hamel and Yarloop and surrounding areas in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona.
Cookernup and Harvey are on “watch and act” alert.
Up-to-date alerts on the DFES website