/ 04 February 2021

Another difficult day for Perth firefighters

Authorities are bracing for more property losses as the still out-of-control bushfire in the Perth Hills continues to burn. While the damage is still being assessed, at least 71 homes have been destroyed since Monday with the fire burning through more than 11,000 hectares of land amid soaring temperatures and 70km/hour winds. Reports overnight say things are at a critical point with strong winds pushing the fire towards houses on the northern edge of the city. Widespread emergency warnings are still in place for the city’s northeast, including areas within the Perth city limits.

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