People in Western Australia suffering from fear for two others
caught in bushfiresFour and two people have been killed.
Hundreds of firefighters are battling major blazes that were
reportedly sparked by lightning over the weekend.
The worst of the blazes are north of the coastal town of
Esperance, 720km south-east of Perth.
Strong winds with gusts up to 90km/h (56mph) have hampered
efforts to bring the fires under control.
“During last night, four people were located deceased in the
fire area of Grass Patch, Salmon Gums and surrounding areas in
the Shire of Esperance,” police said via Facebook.