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Four People Killed In Western Australia Bushfires

Three bushfires are still burning out of control.

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WA Fire commissioner Wayne Gregson on Wednesday confirmed two men and two women had been killed while travelling in separate cars. There are also unconfirmed reports two more people have been killed.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today offered his condolences from Manila, where he is attending the APEC summit.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who've lost their loved ones in this is a very tragic event," he said.

WA Emergency Services Minister also spoke spoke of the deceased.

"It's a terrible tragedy and its a horrible way to start what's obviously going to be an incredibly challenging bushfire season," he told the ABC.

Three major bushfires are still burning in southern WA after being sparked by lightning around Perth.

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Three major bushfires are still burning in southern WA after being sparked by lightning around Perth.

300 people have been evacuated form their homes while authorities have been unable to confirm reports that the Scaddan Primary School has been destroyed.

There is an emergency warning in place for residents in the Stockyard Creek, Mullet Lakes, Grass Patch, Salmon Gums and surrounding areas in the Shire of Esperance, meaning people are in danger and are being urged to take immediate action to survive.

A watch and act warning is in place for people in the Thomas River-Poison Creek area of Cape Arid National Park in Esperance, meaning there is a possible threat to lives and residents are urged to keep an eye on conditions.

For the latest updates, WA residents should visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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