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Emergency Services Maintain Vigilance As Bushfires Ravage Western Australia

Western Australia’s emergency services are on high alert as bushfires continue to devastate multiple regions, including Perth’s east, the Midwest, Wheatbelt, and South West areas.

Four emergency-level fires, which posed severe threats, were downgraded on Thursday, though not before inflicting substantial damage across affected areas.

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In Parkerville, located in Perth’s eastern hills, the fires resulted in the loss of two homes, injuries to several residents.

Emergency warnings were issued for four separate bushfires on Thursday, straining resources and stretching emergency services across Parkerville, West Toodyay in the Wheatbelt, Bunbury, and the Shire of Manjimup in the South West region.

In West Toodyay, the first fire near Julimar Road led to a fire truck overturning, causing injuries to five people. Two men in their 60s were hospitalised due to the incident.

The town of Lancelin, north of Perth, faced a challenging situation as a fifth fire cut off its only access road, leading to the evacuation of residents. Fortunately, the fire was downgraded on Wednesday night.

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Despite the challenges, residents in affected areas are urged to stay informed through reliable sources. 

Watch and act warnings are still in place for the West Toodyay, Parkerville, and Eaton fires, with the Shire of Manjimup near Northcliffe also under watch and act status.

Residents are advised to stay vigilant and prepared for any changes in the rapidly evolving bushfire conditions. 

For real-time updates and information, residents can visit Emergency WA, contact DFES on 133 337.

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