Breaking: A bushfire is out of control in Wooroloo, with homes lost and firefighters injured.
Perth is being blanketed in a thick blanket of smoke.
An evacuation centre has been set up at Brown Park Recreation Complex on Amherst Road in Swan View. For people East of Bailup Road and West of Toodyay Road, it is too late to leave. For people West of Bailup Road, if you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear by travelling north along Bailup Road or Mayo Road.
For accurate information visit the Emergency Services DFES website.
From ABC News:
Aerial vision showed at least one house on fire in the area and at least one nearby structure — possibly a shed — razed.
Incident controller Murray McBride said three houses were believed to have been destroyed and one fire truck had been incinerated.
A firefighter had suffered minor burns but was continuing to help fight the fire, along with about 200 other firefighters, he said.
Mr McBride said the fire was being fanned by strong winds and had burnt through 815 hectares of land so far.