Rain on the way for devastating Wooroloo fire now contained

The most devastating Wooroloo fire in Western Australia is now “100 per cent contained”, Department of Fire and Emergency services Commissioner Darren Klemm has said.
The fire, which has destroyed more than 85 homes is now under complete control. Though, residents have been warned to remain on alert with dangerous winds expected this afternoon.
“We still have activity around Clarendon Road and Ewing Road and people need to be aware of that fire activity but that is inside constructive breaks,” Mr Klemm.
“Crews are experiencing extremely strong easterly winds overnight and there were a few minor breakouts but they were inside the containment lines that have been constructed.”
WA Premier Mark McGowan warned that winds and wet weather today may still pose a danger to fire ravaged landscapes and people should remain cautious.
“The weather today may cause a trees weakened by the fire to drop branches or to fall over,” Mr McGowan said.
“DFES is working alongside contractors and utility providers to clear these hazards as soon as possible. Please continue to listen to authorities.”
“We are going to experience the passage of the low down this afternoon which will bring incredibly strong winds with gusts up to 90km/h,” Mr Klemm said.
“We expect light rain to commence early this afternoon but the really heavy rain that will really help us with the fire won’t occur until later this evening and into tomorrow.”
People in the fire affected area have been warned of the effect of wind on trees and branches which may have been weakened by the fire.
“We are very, very mindful of the effect on those people that have lost their homes and we want them to understand and know that DFES, local government, we are here and will continue to stay here to help them through what has been an incredibly difficult time for them.”
watch and act alert remains in place for Avon Valley, Bridadoon, Bullsbrook, Gidgeannup, Upper Swan and Walyunga National Park.