Australian firefighters manage to contain bushfire burning near Perth

Sydney,¬†Feb 6 (AFP/APP): Australian firefighters have managed to contain a bushfire burning near Perth, authorities said¬†Saturday, allowing them to downgrade the blaze which has destroyed 86 homes. Despite another night battling the fire amid strong winds on the fringes of Australia’s fourth-biggest city, crews managed to hold the blaze back and reduced the emergency warning to a watch-and-act alert ahead of forecast rains. “I am really happy to report that the Wooroloo fire is now 100 percent contained,” Western Australia state fire commissioner Darren Klemm told media. But Klemm warned that the blaze was still burning inside containment lines and … Continue reading Australian firefighters manage to contain bushfire burning near Perth