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NSW declares bushfire State of Emergency: WA season underway

The New South Wales government has declared a State of Emergency – starting immediately – in light of bushfires raging across the state.

It will be in place for seven days.

Nine News Reporter Gabrielle Boyle told Gareth Parker three people have been killed – and more than 150 homes lost – since fires flared up on Friday.

While Queensland firefighters are hitting three major blazes with everything they’ve got, before conditions worsen in the coming days.

Here in WA total fire bans have been declared in several local government areas close to the border.

Emergency warnings were issued for at least two fires over the weekend – including one that destroyed cars in Gnangara.

DFES Commissioner Darren Klemm says WA’s bushfire season has definitely begun.

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