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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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Animal donations overwhelm

By Melissa Sheil  OFFERS to assist and donate items to help native and domestic animals affected by the Wooroloo fire have flooded in over recent days, with animal support agencies saying they appreciate the compassion but are currently overwhelmed. Emergency ...

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Evacuees seek shelter at Brown Park

By Sally McGlew MORE than 400 people were camped around the Brown Park community centre in Swan View on Tuesday where temporary shelter was offered for City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring residents escaping the bushfire raging across the ...

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wooroloo bushfire house lost

By Melissa Sheil and Claire Ottaviano UPDATE – After Echo News went to print on Thursday morning the number of homes lost was raised to 81 THE tight-knit community of Tilden Park sat together and watched as flames enveloped their ...

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