Fire burns out of control in Perth

Last updated 00:08 12/01/2014

Relevant offers


Shane Warne defends charity over release of records Australian man breaks world record by decorating Christmas tree with 520,000 lights Woman dies at Australian music festival as dozens charged with drug offences Stacey Kirk: Strewth! Join Australia? They're a bunch of flaming galahs! Former Australian detainee burglary arrest not a surprise - Andrew Little Racial attack outside Melbourne synagogue caught on camera Positive signs from Andrew Little's Australia trip, but more heat than light? Tributes for Kiwi dad who died in Perth Could Australian 'girls gone wild' sue? Dramatic footage shows man's drive through deadly South Australian fire

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.

Ad Feedback


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content