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Margaret River Bushfire Update

The Margaret River Wine Industry Association on behalf of the Margaret River wine industry would like to thank all of those emergency services personnel,

volunteer fire fighters and wide range of associated community groups along with government agencies who worked so very hard in extreme circumstances during last week’s fire emergency. It was the collective effort of these people working as a team who saved our region.

Association vice president, Stuart Watson, Woodland Wines said today “The whole Margaret River wine industry applauds their joint efforts without which further property loss would have occurred and we have all been extremely lucky no one has been hurt or lost their lives; while it is quite devastating for those who have lost their homes ‘things’ can be replaced those we hold dear cannot.”

Most of the damage has occurred in national park areas on the coast side of Caves Road that includes part of the semi-rural and residential areas of Prevelly, Gnarabup and Redgate with 34 houses and 9 chalets lost and 23 houses damaged with current estimates suggesting approximately 3700ha of national park and private land holdings have been burnt.

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