The entire Yarloop town was destroyed by a wildfire in Australia

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The fire influenced by wind change is still out of control and is now 60,000 ha with a perimeter of 212 km. The heritage-listed town of Yarloop has lost 95 houses and a number of other significant historic structures. Some 700 eople are at  the evacuation centre in Australind. On the night of the 7th January areas of Lake Clifton and towns of Myalup and Binningup were placed on advice as smoke and ash blanket the area. A new emergency warning has been issued for Nicholson Road in Forrestdale, on the outskirts of Perth. Residents on Nicholson Road have been advised to leave. President Dale Park said that “cash is the most practical donation at this stage as people slowly start to assess the damage and determine what they need to repair their lives.” A longer and more severe fire season was also predicted in Australia in 2016.

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