Authorities are warning of catastrophic bushfire conditions
for parts of Western Australia this weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a catastrophic fire
danger rating - indicating the worst conditions for a bush or
grass fire - for the Eucla and central and southern parts of
the interior on Sunday.
The affected interior areas include the north western,
central and eastern parts of the Shire of Laverton, the
eastern part of the Shire of Menzies, the Shire of
Ngaanyatjarraku and the central and eastern parts of the
Shire of Wiluna.
In the Eucla, the eastern parts of the City of
Kalgoorlie-Boulder local government area and the Shire of
Dundas are covered by the catastrophic rating.
Residents are advised to stay alert and watch for signs of
fire and have their bushfire survival plan and kit ready.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) warns
that if a fire starts and takes hold, it will be extremely
difficult to control.
Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in
The safest option was to leave bushfire risk areas early, the
Residents can check the fire danger rating for their area by
visiting www.bom.gov.au or calling 1300 659 213.