Crew to Waroona

Waroona Fire Thursday 15:00 ex Sentinel Hotspots

Rural is sending a crew to the Waroona fire Friday morning.

Andy, Carlo, Matty and Mitch are leaving by bus at 6 to replace the crew of the Dunsborough 4.4.

Anne will be joining the Community Liaison Group in Pinjarra Saturday.

The fire was first reported Wednesday morning and by Thursday afternoon it had burned over 21,000 hectares. Over 200 firefighters were at the fire Thursday along with 23 appliances. They were protecting properties along the southern boundary.

The captain is urging all members to be on standby in the event of a local fire in light of the extreme weather conditions.

There has been a total fire ban declared for the Busselton and South West for Friday.  Details of what  this means are found here.

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