Fire in Yarloop
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Australia bushfire destroys scores of homes in Yarloop

Emergency services are continuing to battle a large bushfire in Western Australia.

An entire town - Yarloop, south of Perth - was almost destroyed, with 130 properties destroyed. At least three people are missing.

The State Premier, Colin Barnett, has declared the fire a naturaal disaster. Reinforcement firefighters have been brought in from New South Wales to tackle the blaze, while evacuations continue from the area.

  • 09 Jan 2016
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