Number of homes destroyed in bushfires rises
Premier Mark McGowan has announced the number of homes lost in the Wooroloo bushfires has increased to 81.
“It Is almost too much to comprehend, we’re all thinking of those who have lost their homes or livelihoods,” he said
He praised the efforts of firefighters who worked tirelessly through the night to prevent the destruction of the Shady Hills Estate.
“This is a truly remarkable achievement given the ferocity of the fire,” he said
The state government will provide emergency funding of $4000 for people who’ve lost homes in the fire, and $2000 for people whose homes have been damaged.
The Premier urged Western Australians to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Disasters Relief Fund.
Windy conditions have again proved challenging for firefighters today.
Strong winds have forced fixed wing planes to be grounded, but the air tankers are still operational.
About 260 firefighters are continuing to battle the ferocious blaze from the ground, and additional crews from interstate are on standby.
To donate to people affected by the fires you can find a list of support organisations here.
As the situation is changing constantly, people are advised to visit the Emergency WA website or call 13 DFES (13 33 37) for the latest information.
(Photo: Evan Collis/DFES.)