Fire chief warns of heightened fire danger

At least 86 homes like this were destroyed in last summer’s catastrophic Wooroloo bushfire.

HEAVY winter rains delayed the start of this year’s fire season but increased undergrowth and an unusually hot summer are likely to increase the bushfire risk in many parts of WA, the State Government has warned.

The 2021 National Seasonal Bushfire Outlook predicts an above-average risk for Perth and large parts of the Midwest, Gascoyne, Pilbara, South-West and Great Southern regions.

High moisture levels in Souh-West soil and vegetation have enabled emergency services to conduct fire mitigation activities throughout spring.

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