From the beginning, the Mandurah Mail was covering the story of the 2016 Waroona-Yarloop bushfires as it unfolded.
Photographer Richard Polden and Mail journalists were on the ground from the start.
As the disaster progressed from emergency to recovery, our team continued to cover the community’s efforts to rebuild.
These are the best of the shots we captured of the tragedy and the aftermath.
- COMMUNITY: “There was no warning”
- ONLINE: How eyewitnesses saw the fires unfold
- TIMELINE: A minute-by-minute chronology of the disaster