Catastrophic fire warning for Eucla - First of many?

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Catastrophic fire warning for Eucla - First of many?

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The eastern part of the state is facing a 'catastrophic fire' danger rating today, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Residents in the Eucla, which includes Kalgoorlie and Dundas, have been put on alert to flee any potential fire.

"Do not wait for an emergency warning before you act. If a fire starts it will be unpredictable, difficult to control and move very fast," the bureau warned.

Advertisement: Story continues below "Your safest option for survival is away from the fire. If you see flames call triple zero."

People can keep up to date on fire information through local radio, websites and television.

To prepare a property for fire or to develop a bushfire survival plan visit http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au or call 9323 9300.

To check the fire danger rating visit http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1900 955 366.

Taken from:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/catas ... 17ofh.html
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Re: Catastrophic fire warning for Eucla - First of many?

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There's been a few but thankfully not too many.
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Re: Catastrophic fire warning for Eucla - First of many?

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Happened earlier this month. Once the low lying shrub starts, the fire is fast, hot, and deadly. Heathland fires are hard to slow.
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