More than 70 houses were destroyed by a forest fire in Australia.
The disaster has devastated more than 9,000 hectares of arable land and forests near the western Australian city of Perth.
More than 70 homes were destroyed by a forest fire raging near the western Australian city of Perth, informs BTA.
The disaster has devastated more than 9,000 hectares of arable land and forests in the hills east of Perth, authorities said.
During the night, the destroyed homes increased from 59 to 71, and conditions will remain difficult for firefighters, as no rain is expected until Sunday, said the head of the fire service of the state of Western Australia Darren Clem.
Perth and its environs have been in a lockdown mode since Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic, but people at risk of the fire have been barred from staying home so they can evacuate.
Perth is the fourth largest city in Australia with a population of about 2 million people.
About 2,000 homes in the northern and northeastern suburbs were cut off from power lines, and a section of the nearby highway was closed.
State officials said those who lost their homes would be paid a one-time allowance of A $ 1,000 ($ 763) for each adult and A $ 400 ($ 305) per child. This will be the first aid measure by the regional government, which will develop more measures to help citizens who have lost their homes.