Bushfire out of control


Firefighters battling a blaze near the town of Yarloop in Western Australia. Officials said yesterday that the bushfire had burnt through the town, razing 95 homes and leaving three people unaccounted for. The out-of-control blaze 110km south of Perth more than doubled in size in 24 hours and has now burnt through 53,000ha.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2016, with the headline 'Bushfire out of control'. Print Edition | Subscribe