Fierce winds have forced crucial firefighting aircraft battling a monster fire burning in the Perth hills region out of the air as 500 firefighters tackle the blaze from the ground.
The main fire has grown into a 130-kilometer wall of flames. Authorities fear wind gusts 70km/h could carry embers from the main fire front and spark further blazes.
Department of Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Craig Waters said a separate fire has sparked up at Wattleup, north of the Wooroloo blaze.
“It will take eight kilometers to join the two fires up, that is why he has mobilized crews to prevent that from happening, ” Deputy Commissioner Waters said this evening.
It has reached Watch and Act level.
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