2018-01-29: According to reports from Monday (29 January), in the state of Western Australia, a bushfire is out of control. The fire broke out in a wooded area near the city of Augusta, about 300 kilometers south of Perth, and spread rapidly. Authorities urged local residents to move to safety.
Travellers need to anticipate local road closures and should inform themselves about the current situation before undertaking overland journeys. Warnings and instructions of local authorities and media should be strictly followed.