Two Bodies Found as Australian Fires Destroy 128 Homes, AAP Saysby
Two people have been killed and one is missing in Western Australian wildfires that have destroyed 128 homes south of Perth, Australian Associated Press reported.
The remains of two men, aged 73 and 77, were found at two burnt-out homes in the historic village of Yarloop, population 545, which was all but destroyed by the blaze, the news agency said. The village is 270 kilometers (167 miles) south of Perth, it said.
Calmer conditions Sunday have allowed firefighters to build containment lines around the fire, which has a perimeter in excess of 226 kilometers.
An emergency warning remains in place for a large part of the region, including east of Waroona, Hamel, Yarloop and surrounding areas. The fire has burnt more than 72,000 hectares (177,000 acres).