At least 59 homes have been destroyed in the out-of-control Wooroloo bushfire burning near Perth, Western Australia, as of February 3.
Footage from Western Australia’s Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) shows the extreme conditions more than 200 firefighters are enduring as they battle the blaze.
“200+ firefighters are still working tirelessly in extreme terrain & conditions at the Wooroloo bushfire. Erratic fire behavior fanned by strong winds continues to challenge crews on the frontline who are protecting what they can & putting containment lines in place,” a tweet from DFES said.
According to reports, conditions were calm as of 5:30 am on Wednesday, but winds were expected to pick up by mid-morning. Credit: Western Australia’s Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) via Storyful