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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

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Australia: Drought, Deluge and More Fire

Posted by feww on December 30, 2009

Summer 2010 set to be one of the worst for Australian bushfire

Fires consume Western Australia, as floodwaters drown parts of the east coast

Australian weather bureau has for the first time issued a ‘catastrophic’ fire danger alert, the highest rating on their warning system.

Nearly 40 homes have been destroyed. (Credit: Greg Winning/ ABC online reader).

Temperatures as high as 42 degrees (ºC) in western Australia coupled with strong winds are fanning two major fires, which were sparked by fallen power lines Tuesday afternoon local time,that have so far consumed

  • At least 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of farm and bushland
  • About 40 homes were destroyed in Toodyay, about 80 km (50 miles) NE of Perth
  • Many livestock

Flood Warnings Issued for the East Coast of Australia

Meanwhile, heavy downpours of up to 300 millimeters are expected in the north-west, north-east and mid north coastal regions of the country, as warnings for flash flooding are issued throughout the region.

Parts of the central NSW are submerged under an estimated 100 billion gallons of floodwater.

A warning for flash flooding includes Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale and Tenterfield. (ABC TV). Image may be subject to copyright.

Source: Commonwealth of Australia 2009, Bureau of Meteorology. Image may be subject to copyright.

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