Hundreds of firefighters battled four fires over the weekend in western Australia, ravaging the south of the country, destroying several properties and some shops and seriously injuring a man.

Disease alerts were issued for areas in the southwest including Hester Brook and Bridgetown in Greenbushes.

The blaze, which has burned through over 2.200 hectares (2,200 acres), was stopped on-site with 200 firefighters but could not be brought under control overnight.

Chief Minister Stephen Dawson said today:”We still have an active fire situation so we ask people to please be patient. It’s an incredibly difficult time for everyone involved, for all the affected community, please know everyone in Western Australia is thinking about you,” the West Australia statement said.

A second bushfire broke out in the Narrogin Shire, threatening homes and lives while the town of Wickepin was at risk.

DFES deputy assistant commissioner Stuart Wade said NSW firefighters had arrived in Perth overnight to help with fighting the raging blaze.

A bushfire in southwest Queensland that has been burning close to Bridgetown since Saturday afternoon continues to threaten lives and homes.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and strengthened lines of containment Sunday night as an uncontrolled and unpredictable wildfire moved quickly toward northeast.

Western Australia

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Western Australia is a state occupying the western 33 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, (wikipedia)

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is a government department that is responsible for fire and emergency services in Western Australia. (wikipedia)