The main highway between Perth and Kalgoorlie has been closed since the tragedy on Sunday, and is expected to remain so for another two days (reopens on Saturday?). The closure has resulted in food and beer shortages in Kalgoorlie. Meanwhile, firefighters continue to brave the harsh conditions to battle the blaze, which has now consumed more than 32 000 ha of Boorabbin National Park.
Bushfires have also started in the Perth suburb of Parkerville, about 25 km WNW of the city. Two homes have been destroyed, two damaged (picture from The West) and 30 others remain under threat. The fire was reported around 1330 this afternoon and has burnt out 650 ha as of this evening.