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Bushfire clean-up nearly done

SIX months after a devastating Wooroloo bushfire wiped out 86 properties back in February this year, the clean-up program is now almost complete. Overseen by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, in collaboration with the City of Swan, the ...

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Incident control volunteers step up

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By Claire Ottaviano A COOL head and calm demeanour got volunteers managing communications and crews out in the field during the Wooroloo bushfire through the toughest conditions the Perth Hills had ever seen. While bushfire brigade firefighters were on the ...

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Out of the ashes

By Claire Ottaviano LIKE the Easter lily, the community of Tilden Park is already beginning to rebloom. The pink bell-shaped lily flowers shot up on Tilden Drive resident Rob Robson’s property this week in what he called, the first signs ...

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Long road to recovery

By Claire Ottaviano SEVEN days to the hour since the start of a fire that razed 86 homes, impacted Gidgegannup and Wooroloo residents stood together to start the recovery process. The fire started in Wooroloo on Monday, February 1 and ...

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Providing shelter after the storm

By Melissa Sheil AS more than 80 homes burnt to the ground in last week’s devastating Wooroloo bushfires,  many were asking the same question, where will the inhabitants of these homes live? Fortunately, generosity is plentiful in Perth, with several ...

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Fire ignorance angers

By Melissa Sheil REPORTS of arson behaviour in the City of Kalamunda angered  Pickering Brook and High Wycombe residents last week. On the night of Friday, February 5, residents in High Wycombe were alarmed to hear loud bangs coming from ...

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Bushfire mental health priority

By Claire Ottaviano  THE gravity of the bushfire disaster that hit the region this week will not be measurable in the coming days, weeks or even months. While a physical toll can be counted in the number of homes lost, ...

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