$200,000 reward for information on Perth arsonist
Monday, February 5, 2007
Premier Alan Carpenter, who is visiting the area of the Dwellingup fires said, "It is almost inconceivable that anybody could be so stupid and so criminally, willfully damaging to the community as to go about setting a fire deliberately in these circumstances".
Earlier this morning the Dwellingup fire, assisted by strong easterly winds , broke containment lines and threatened the town of Coolup. Additional flareups and spot fires from embers have now been contained. This fire has burnt more then 11,000 hectares so far.
Spokesman for the Department of Environment and Conservation, Murray Mitchel says that firefighters were trying to consolidate the fire in preparation for Wednesday's expected 40oC (104oF) temperatures. A fire weather warning has been issued for the south west of Western Australia.
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