February 8, Six bushfires in southwest Australia were successfully controlled after a heavy rain.
The authorities pointed out that these fires were most likely to be artificially ignited.
According to reports, the Western Australian Fire and Emergency Rescue Department said that all suspicious fires began to burn at the same time on the evening of the 6th and were close to each other.
The authorities are investigating the detailed cause of the fire.
According to the report, a heavy rain over the weekend helped to alleviate the fire, allowing firefighters to further control the devastating fire that burned 11,000 hectares.
This comes after Western Australia’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 in 10 months, Perth, the state capital, imposed a five-day lockdown on February 1.
However, the Australian government said on February 2 that a bushfire broke out in the suburbs of Perth, which had burned dozens of homes and injured several firefighters.
At the same time, the fire also forced the emergency evacuation of local residents.