Fire burns out of control in Perth

Last updated 00:08 12/01/2014

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Helicopters are being used to battle a fire which is burning out of control in Perth.

The blaze has burnt through around 30 hectares of land in the city's west and was contained but not yet controlled.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) says no lives or homes are at risk as yet.

The fire is moving in a north west direction through Jolimont towards the the University of Western Australia (UWA) Research Park and is producing lots of smoke, the DFES warns.

The fire sparked around 3pm (NZT) but its cause is unknown.

A number of roads have been closed including, Selby Street, Underwood Avenue and Brockway Road.

Helicopters are supporting some 60 DFES firefighters and Bush Fire Services (BFS) volunteers.

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