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Perth Hills fire evacuees slept in horse floats, trailers after wind change escalates emergency




Sharleen Hall spent last night sleeping in a horse float with her two dogs by her side.

Her husband, Mitch, slept on the trailer outside, taking in the starry but smoky night sky of Muchea.

Mitch Hall wearing a cap and sunglasses on his head hugs his two dogs.
Evacuee Mitch Hall fled the fire with his wife and two dogs.(ABC News: Evelyn Manfield)

Their three horses were among around 200 sheltering inside the livestock yard where they camped.

Sharleen Hall, wearing a mask, comforts her horse through a railing.
About 200 horses were taken to a livestock yard to escape the fire.(ABC News: Evelyn Manfield)

Their cat was still stuck inside their Bullsbrook property, unable to be saved because of evacuation roadblocks.

A road sign on the Great Northern Highway in WA pointing to Muchea in one direction and Bullsbrook in the other.
Roads around Muchea were busy all afternoon as residents fled the evacuation zone.(ABC News: Evelyn Manfield)

On Monday, when the fire began in Wooroloo, Ms Hall…

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