Bushfires in Western Australia have destroyed 10 homes in Perth’s north.
Fires have burnt through over 1,800 hectares since conditions intensified on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency warnings are in place for parts of Jandabup, Melaleuca, Wanneroo, and Mariginiup.
Over 500 emergency personnel are responding to around 60 blazes across the state, with a heatwave expected to continue for several days.
Further details on Perth Bushfires
Emergency WA has urged residents to evacuate (if it is safe to do so) or shelter in place, as it battles a major fire in Perth’s north.
It said conditions in the region were threatening lives and homes.
The bushfires have damaged more than 100 power poles and electrical wires, leaving homes and businesses in surrounding areas without power.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a combination of hot and dry weather with strong winds created unfavourable conditions in parts of the state this week.
It warned there was “very little relief” on the way and “no chance” of rain forecast in the coming days.
The heatwave is expected to continue into next week, with forecast temperatures into the high 30s over the weekend.