Water bomber plane crashes in WA while battling bushfires in Fitzgerald River National Park
A depth charge plane has crashed while battling two raging bushfires in a southern region of Western Australia.
The plane with two people on board crashed over Fitzgerald River National Park on Monday and crashed in the woods between Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun.
Both people on board were able to extricate themselves from the wreckage and were taken by paramedics for evaluation by Ravensthorpe Health Service staff.
A depth charge plane (stock image pictured) has finished fighting two bushfires in southern WA
The extent of the injuries sustained by the two people and whether they will need to be flown to Perth for treatment is not known at this time.
The first fire on the east side of the national park was started by lightning around 10 a.m., with the second erupting four hours later.
Around 30 firefighters from the Parks and Wildlife Service are trying to bring the fires under control.
The two people on board the plane were able to extricate themselves from the wreckage but it is not known if they will need to go to Perth for treatment (Perth Hospital pictured).
Because the fires pose a potential risk to life and property, residents living near the park have been ordered to maintain a watch and act status.
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