Police find remains of two people in Yarloop fire

Police say they have found the remains of two people in Yarloop/ 

They are believed to be the remains of a 77 year old man and a 73 year old man. 

Police are yet to do a formal ID on the bodies. 


Statement from Police:

WA Police can confirm that what are believe to be human remains have been located as part of inquiries made to locate two missing men in the fire impacted area of Yarloop. 

The first discovery was made inside a residence that was impacted by the fire. No formal identification has been made, however fiven the circumstances we believe the remains to be those of a 77 year old man who was unaccounted for after the fire had passed Yarloop. Entry to the house where the remains were located was recetly gained by specialist personnel from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, which resulted in the discovery being made. 

Shortly after, the specialist personnel gained entry to another residence in Yarloop which resulted in the discovery of what are believe to be the remains of a 73 year old man who was also unaccounted for after the fire had passed Yarloop. 

The families of both men have been advised of the developments. Further forensic work will need to be undertaken once it is deemed safe to do so, and reports will be prepared for the WA Coroner. 

Inquiries are ongoing in relation to other persons who have not been accounted for at this time. 

Police are asking anyone who lives in the Yarloop area, but who left prior to the fire, to register with the Australian Red Cross. Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you are OK via https://register.redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, call the State Enquiry Centre Line on 1800 015 337 or speak to Australian Red Cross staff in person at an Evacuation Centre. 

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires visit the Australian Red Cross website at https://register.redcross.org.au