Are there fires in Margaret River?
The fire has now been contained but remains at an emergency warning level and residents in Treeton and Osmington, about 20km north east of Margaret River have been warned they are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is still a threat to lives and homes.
Where is the fire on Kangaroo Island?
One of the largest was the Ravine Fire that spread east across the 88-mile long Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia, burning 48 percent of the island, more than half a million acres.
Are there bushfires in the Blue Mountains?
Impacts of the 2019–20 bushfires More than 1,000,000 hectares in this region burnt during the 2019–20 bushfires. More than 60 per cent of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area was fire-affected and more than half of this burnt with high or very high severity.
Can you survive a bushfire in a pool?
Many people have died during bushfires because they were caught out either on the road or outside rescuing animals. Taking shelter in pools, dams and water tanks is not a safe option. The air above the water will be dangerous to breath, and may be deadly when inhaled.
Who started the fire in Margaret River?
The cause of the fire is still unknown. The bushfire started near the intersection of Caves Road and Calgardup Road in Boranup, almost 300km south of Perth. Watch and act and advice warnings were in place for other parts of the Augusta-Margaret River shire.
Is Boranup forest burned?
Following the burning of significant areas of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, a plan to rebuild and restore the iconic Boranup forest was quickly developed by a number of stakeholders and organisations working together to create a future-proof management plan for the forest.
Which parts of Kangaroo Island are burned?
The 2019–20 bushfires burnt almost 70 per cent of the Glossies’ habitat on the island. Before the 2019–20 bushfires, it was estimated that between 300 and 500 Kangaroo Island Dunnarts lived on the island. The small marsupial had more than 95 per cent of its habitat burnt during the Black Summer fires.
What started the fire on Kangaroo Island?
Fires started on the North Coast of the Island on the 20th December, 2019, from lightning strikes, and by the 30th December were relatively under control, burning within contained lines.
Where was the Blue Mountains bushfire located?
It burned out most of the northern region of the Blue Mountains National Park, parts of Wollemi National Park, and triggered the evacuation of most of the Lithgow region. The communities affected included Bell, Berambing, Bilpin, Clarence, Dargan, Hartley Vale, Lithgow, McKellars Park, Mount Irvine, and Mount Wilson.
Where are they backburning in the Blue Mountains?
The Mount Wilson backburn burned for 53 days and destroyed 63,700 hectares, according to an analysis by the Independent Bushfire Group, if the fire grounds in the Grose and the upper Wollongambe catchment are combined.
Where is the safest place to be during a wildfire?
Close all vents, doors, windows, garage doors, and pet doors so embers don’t get into your house. Stay in a safe room or location where air from the outside is blocked from getting in. Fill garbage cans, tubs, pools, and large containers with water to help firefighters if they end up on your property.
Can you survive a bushfire in a car?
Stay inside your vehicle – it offers the best level of protection from the radiant heat as the fire front passes. Turn headlights and hazard warning lights on to make the vehicle as visible as possible. Tightly close all windows and doors. Shut all air vents and turn the air conditioning off.