Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt

FIRES have wreaked havoc in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt over the weekend with large amounts of farmland being scorched in their path.
Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt Devastating weekend for WA's Wheatbelt

Fires rip through bushland across southern WA. Image courtesy CSIRO.

Two fires tore through the Wheatbelt yesterday afternoon as catastrophic fire conditions throughout the region brought gusty winds and temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius.

Fires are burning in the Shires of Quairading, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Kondinin and Kulin, with over 100 firefighters and local farmers battling the blazes.

The bushfires came after two other major fires destroyed homes in southern WA on Saturday in Denmark and Bridgetown.

On Sunday afternoon, four emergency bushfires were burning across the south of the state in a horrific weekend for fire fighters.

It has been reported that the fires have burned through more than 60,000ha of bushland, destroyed at least six homes, damaged infrastructure and machinery and sparked widespread power outages across the state.

A bushfire emergency warning is current for the shires of Quarading, Bruce Rock, Kondinin and Kulin. This includes the townsites of Corrigin, Kulin and Kondinin.

There is currently a bushfire watch and act warning for the shires of Narrogin and Wickepin. This includes parts of Boundain, Yilliminning, Wickepin, Malyalling, Nomans Lake, Wardering, Toolibin, Harrismith, Tincurrin, Wogolin and East Wickepin.

For updated information regarding the bushfire warnings, visit https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/

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