Wayne Gregson is the Western Australia State Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner:
“The fire continues to be uncontained and out of control. Last night (Thursday), as you are aware, there was a significant impact on Yarloop. It appears that we have lost around 95 houses and a number of structures within the town site including some of the historical buildings, the workshops, some factories”
The fires now stretch across 58,000 hectares. Emergency warnings are in place for nearby towns.
The fire generates its own weather system
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