120 Bush Fire Service, Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters and contractors in 30 appliances with four dozers and two loaders are working to consolidate containment lines. The being supported by two water bombers.Now the very sad news:
Margaret River Fires Thirty one houses, four sheds and nine chalets, including the historic Wallcliffe House, have been lost to the fire, while 16 houses and one shop have been damaged at Prevelly, Gnarabup and Redgate.
A 200 strong contingent of fire personnel from DEC, local volunteer bushfire brigades and FESA have been and will continue to be on the scene, supported by water bombers and machinery.
Some wildlife is starting to trickle in to centres but many are very badly burnt and are having to be euthinased. Registered carers will not be allowed in for some time [maybe another 2 days] into the affected areas due to the safety concerns and possible hazards that still exist. Things do not look good at this stage.