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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 these conditions.
The safest option was to leave bushfire risk areas early, the DFES said.
Residents can check the fire danger rating for their area by visiting www.bom.gov.au or calling 1300 659 213.