Forest fires threaten a number of settlements in the Australian state of Western Australia, a fire destroyed 20 homes, according to Broadcasting Company ABC.
Authorities evacuated about 100 people in the town of Perth — the administrative center of the state. The fire is spreading in towns and Rolistoun Kelmskott. Several highways were closed for security reasons. "Life is more important than the house. At this point, ensure the evacuation of people from areas of fire, do not worry about buildings, "- said in a broadcast by radio instructions fire department. Now the elements are fighting about 150 firefighters, backed by helicopters.
Source of fire in the forest was discovered around noon on Saturday local time to the north-east of Perth. Strong winds complicate the work of firefighters. At the moment, a fire destroyed 800 hectares.
According to the Department of Fire and Emergency FESA, the fire threatens the lives and property of people in communities of Brigadoon, Baskerville Millendon, Herne Hill. In mid-January, about 100 kilometers from the city of Perth is raging forest fires, then a fire destroyed 2,000 hectares of forest.
Source: Russian Newspaper