Due to the extreme hot conditions in parts of the Wheatbelt, there are some shires with Total Fire Bans in place for today, Wednesday 3 January 2018.
These include Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Trayning, Westonia and Yilgarn.
The Total Fire Ban prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air and any other activities that may start a fire.
The ban includes all open air fires for the purpose of cooking or camping. It also includes incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.
More details on the Total Fire Ban can be found here
Meanwhile, there is also a Severe Fire Danger issued today for the following districts:
- East Pilbara Inland
- Gascoyne Inland
- Gascoyne Coast
- Inland Central West - North
These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.
If a fire starts and takes hold it will be unpredictable and move very fast.
Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.
More details can be found at emergency.wa.gov.au