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Forty-forty bushfire warning

Posted by on 16/11/2018

Hot weather and high winds have resulted in a bushfire warning for the Goldfields and Eucla.

Temperatures in the region are expected to hit 40 degrees and, with winds around 40km/h, weather forecasters issued a severe fire danger rating for Saturday.

The danger area is vast – running from Leonora in the northern Goldfields all the way to the south coast including Eucla,1280km to the southeast.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said people living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder,Coolgardie, Dundas, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Sandstone and Wiluna should be on alert.

Firefighters warn that if a fire starts it will be unpredictable and will move very quickly, throwing hot embers ahead and causing spotfires.

People in the affected areas are advised to read through their bushfire survival plan, and if they are not prepared to the highest level they should consider leaving the area.

Weather forecaster Adam Conroy said: “This are normal conditions for this time of the year, but the fire danger is high and will stay that way for most of Saturday. Conditions should ease on Sunday.”

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