What caused the fire in Yarloop?

What caused the fire in Yarloop?

More than three and a half years ago lightning sparked a massive bushfire emergency in Yarloop that firefighters and the community fought for 17 days. The fire claimed the lives of two people, destroyed 180 homes and tore through more than 69,000 hectares of land.

When were the Yarloop bushfires?

January 2016
The communities of Yarloop and Waroona that were hit hard by the fires that swept through in January 2016 are still showing resilience three years on. January 5 has marked the third year since the deadly out of control bushfire, that almost wiped small town of Yarloop off the map, ignited.

Where did the Yarloop fire start?

Lane Poole Reserve state forest
It started as a lightning strike that caused two fires in the Lane Poole Reserve state forest near Dwellingup, Western Australia on 5 January 2016 and then burnt close to Waroona and then through the historical town of Yarloop, destroying it, before continuing southwards towards the outskirts of the town of Harvey and …

Where is the bushfire in Western Australia?

Bushfires triggered by a lightning strike and severe weather are causing devastation across the south of Western Australia, destroying several homes. Yesterday, lightning hit the community of Hopetoun, approximately a six-hour drive south-west of Perth.

What Shire is Yarloop in?

Shire of Harvey
Shire of Harvey – Yarloop and Cookernup Place Advisory Group.

What region is Waroona in?

Peel region of Western Australia
Waroona is a town located in the Peel region of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, between Pinjarra and Harvey. The town is the seat of the Shire of Waroona. At the 2016 census, Waroona had a population of 2,934.

Is there fires in WA?

Currently, no active large fires in Oregon and Washington.

How many bushfires are there in Western Australia?

Over the summer, there were more than 1,400 bushfires in Western Australia, with at least 12 houses lost and almost 1.5 million hectares of land burnt.

How many people live in yarloop?

395 people
In the 2016 Census, there were 395 people in Yarloop. Of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population. The median age of people in Yarloop was 44 years.

What region is waroona in?

What is Waroona known for?

The district, because of its proximity to Perth, has become a popular weekend retreat and is noted for the water skiing on the Waroona Dam, trout and marron (fresh water crayfish) fishing, swimming and bushwalking.

What’s the population of Waroona?

Waroona Shire has approximately 4,650 people and is a progressive country town situated on the foothills of the Darling Range with many views out over the coastal plain and irrigation areas.

What fires are burning in Washington state?

Current Fire Information

  • Cub Creek Fire Closure Order updated 11-30-2021 (Cub Creek 2 Fire Wildfire)
  • Cedar Creek, Varden, and Delancy Fires Updated Closure Order 11-30-2021 (Cedar Creek Wildfire)
  • 11.30.2021 News Release: Prescribed Fire Operations Update (Prescribed Fire Projects 2021 Prescribed Fire)

How many fires are in Washington state?

2021 Washington wildfire statistics: 12% (232 total) of Washington wildfires were lightning-caused. 44 Washington fires met the large fire criteria- described as fires larger than 1,000 acres in the western United States. Burning a total 107,118 acres, the Schneider Spring fires was the state’s largest wildfire.

Where is the smoke coming from in Perth today?

The smoke is a result of prescribed burns being carried out and is expected to clear by tomorrow afternoon. The Parks and Wildlife Service is planning two large prescribed burns in the Perth hills area over the coming days, which may produce further smoke over the metropolitan area.

Which Australian state has the most bushfires?

Eastern Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions of the world, and its predominant eucalyptus forests have evolved to thrive on the phenomenon of bushfire.

What happened in the yarloop fire in 2016?

The Waroona bushfire, 100 km south of Perth, burnt 69,000 ha, destroyed more than 160 homes and caused two fatalities in Yarloop in January 2016.

What Shire is yarloop in?

Can you swim in Waroona Dam?

Waroona Dam: a resort, supply and service, a range of accommodation, camping, day use sites, boat launching, power boating, water skiing, fishing, marroning, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, bushwalking, kayaking, bushwalking, cycling, sightseeing and picnicking.

Can I take my dog to Waroona Dam?

3 answers. Morning, Yes we do allow dogs. they must be kept on a short lead at all times, you pick up there poop. But are not allowed inside our cabins, although they can be on the verandas.