/ 08 February 2021

Western Oz fire under control

The Wooroloo fire that’s devastated the Perth Hills since last Monday was contained on Saturday. Burning through almost 11,000 hectares of land and destroying 86 homes, it was brought under control ahead of the arrival of rain and strong winds. The hope is that expected downfalls will give firefighters a chance to recharge and that winds don’t cause any flare-ups. For that reason, residents have been asked to remain alert. And a fire that took off in the state’s South West was also brought under control. Premier Mark McGowan said arson investigators were looking into its cause, but a deliberately lit fire would be “a disgusting, disgraceful act.” This week’s agenda: that rain we mentioned is expected to be heavy over Perth and the southwest region… And the state’s Gascoyne region taking in the town of Carnarvon in the midwest will deal with the floods caused by hundreds of millimetres of rain that’s fallen over the weekend.

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