Bushfire emergency warning for blaze threatening homes in Yanchep, north of Perth
The fire is burning close to residential neighbourhoods about 50 kilometres north of Perth. People in the area of Yanchep Beach Road, Old Yanchep Road and Indian Ocean Drive have been urged to actively defend their properties or leave now.Three major roads in the area have been shut including Indian Ocean Drive and Yanchep Beach Road.Yanchep National Park has also been closed.
The fire came amid soaring temperatures, with the mercury expected to hit 40C in Perth on Sunday for a record third December day in a row. Total fire bans were issued for the central ranges, northern slopes and north-western areas amid very high fire danger ratings on Sunday and more bushfire
Out-of-control bushfires have torn through a home and a petrol station as Perth prepares for one of More than 100 firefighters were working to extinguish the inferno along with four water bombers. Perth hasn't before recorded more than two 40-degree December days , while four straight would
About 400 firefighters are battling a fire near Two Rocks, about 60 kilometres north of Perth, that remains at an emergency level for a fifth consecutive day.
The fire alert levels cover a 45-kilometre stretch of coast including the towns of Guilderton, Seabird and Woodridge.
, a Boeing 737 air tanker, will be used on the fire ground today after flying in from NSW overnight.
Funding boost for aerial firefighting
The federal government has announced an $11 million boost to support aerial firefighting.Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said it would allow annual lease periods of firefighting aircraft to be extended.
Key points: Perth 's blistering heat is expected to end with a cool change sweeping in on Monday. "[The heat ] will creep into South Australia initially, we will start to see those temperatures rise over Blistering heat is a hallmark of summers in the west but this season has escalated much earlier than
An out-of-control bushfire has destroyed a home and a service station as it continues to threaten lives on Perth 's northern fringe, with residents sheltering at evacuation centres. An emergency warning has been extended to residents in Two Rocks, Breakwater Estate, Seatree Estates, Neergabby
Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Superintendent Danny Mosconi said firefighters were able to establish containment lines on the northern fringes of the blaze overnight.
However, he said they face another day of challenging weather conditions with more wind changes and a forecast maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius.
"We're hoping we can hold the fire to its current size but we do have plans in place if it does take a run," he said.
"Our warning area is obviously bigger than the fire shape and that's because we want people out before any potential spreads of fire."
Superintendent Mosconi said road closures and warning areas would be reviewed today.
WA bushfire destroys petrol station
A bushfire which destroyed a petrol station and reportedly damaged one home in Perth’s north has been downgraded. There is still a possible threat to lives and homes, as firefighters face extreme heat as they battle the blaze. The fire remained at an emergency level throughout the night and ripped through 650 hectares of bushland.There were reports one home was lost, but the Department of Fire and Emergency Services are yet to confirm. Perth is currently in the grips of a heatwave, with temperatures forecast to reach 40 degrees on Thursday, which has made battling the blaze even more difficult for firefighters.
A bushfire which destroyed a petrol station and reportedly damaged one home in Perth 's north has Perth is currently in the grips of a heatwave, with temperatures forecast to reach 40 degrees on The emergency is expected to continue for several days with 200 firefighters battling not only the blaze
PERTH Bushfire Emergency - Threat to lives and homes in the northern suburbs on Australia Day , local authorities putting people on alert. Bushfire Emergency Warning – on or near Franklin Road to the west, Trichet Road to the south, Rousset Road and Townsend Road to the north and the Pine
"We understand it's inconvenient for people who have evacuated but obviously our number one priority is safety," he said.
Fire will burn for days
Authorities warn the fire could burn for more than a week.
About 60 people took shelter at two evacuation centres in Quinns Rocks and Gingin overnight.
The blaze has so far burnt through close to 12,000 hectares of bushland.
One home, a petrol station and some buildings associated with Yanchep National Park were lost when thebut, since then, no other homes have been lost.
A total fire ban remains in place across the Perth metropolitan area today.
Collie emergency bushfire
Meanwhile, an emergency warning is in place for a bushfire burning near the town of Collie about 200km south of Perth.
The fire near Yourdamung Lake has burnt through 2,400 hectares of bushland since it began on Saturday afternoon.
Australia could see hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east
Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia that has generated a potentially deadly heatwave in Perth makes its way east.Perth is enduring an unprecedented heatwave for December, with the city expected to hover close to 40 degrees Celsius for four consecutive days until Sunday.
Read more . The weather monitoring station in central Perth reached 40.3C at 11.30am on in his lunch break at school. Bertoldo said 12 people had been taken to hospital for heat -related illness by before rounding out the seven- day forecast with three days of relatively cool 45C temperatures.
Perth Forecast . View the current warnings for Western Australia. Perth area. Very hot and sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly early in the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day .
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Smoke from NSW bushfires is covering Melbourne .
Smoke from the New South Wales bushfires has made its way south, covering the city and giving Melbourne a taste of the conditions that have been choking Sydney. Smoke extended over Victoria this morning and into the afternoon from the NSW's fires and the Gippsland fires – in Victoria's south-east - reducing visibility to about 1km in places, the Bureau of Meteorology said."The smoke will gradually disperse over the next few hours, although generally hazy conditions are expected right across Victoria today."https://twitter.