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Wooroloo bushfire: Acting Superintendant Adrian Hamill says fire crews face whole night at scene

The chief firefighter at Wooroloo has called on the community to help fire crews prevent another disaster like the bushfire which destroyed 86 homes earlier this year as firefighters face a long night at the scene.

Acting Superintendent for the South East Adrian Hamill is at the scene in Wooroloo and said over 150 firefighters are in the area battling the blaze in searing heat on Sunday night.

The bushfire started about 4pm near the intersection of Old Northam Road and Government Road in Beechina, as the mercury tipped to a sweltering 42C.

Wooroloo Bushfires 26 Dec 2021
Camera IconThe fire has created huge plumes of smoke which have hampered the efforts of aerial crews. Credit: Matt Jelonek/Matt Jelonek

At 8.15pm, the fire was moving fast in a westerly direction, threatening lives and homes in the Wooroloo and Chidlow regions.

A small estate in the region is under immediate threat with its residents told it’s now too late for them to leave, and to shelter somewhere inside their home.

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