Apocalypse Perth : Sunday afternoon Perth sky is something from a Hollywood disaster film
No, it’s not a scene from the end-of-days’ film ‘These Final Hours‘ but an out of control bushfire, easterly winds and water vapor.
A bushfire just outside of Perth has created a spooky haze over the city, in what some are calling an “apocalyptic” scene.
Around 12pm a thick smoke haze, dark red in colour, was seen above the city as winds pushed smoke over the CBD and the coast.
Social media flooded with pictures and video of the sky; the bushfire haze mixing with dark clouds rolling in to create a bizarre scene, above our normally blue, pollution free sky.
50 or more firefighters were at the scene of a massive blaze at Mundaring and surrounds.
A number of crews were called to control the fire in the Perth Hills and people were being told to avoid the area, as roads closed. Those closed include Gorrie Road, Firewood Road from Mundaring Weir Road, Smit Road from Yarra Road and the Bibbulmun Track between the Hills Forest and Mt Dale, ABC Perth said.
Emergency updates: emergency.wa.gov.au
Image Credit: Kathy Mathieson
Smoke continues to move across Perth as a Watch & Act remains in place for Mundaring Weir Village, near Mundaring Weir Road between Firewood Road & Lockwood Road.
A Bushfire Advice is also current for 12km south-east of Mundaring.
— DFES (@dfes_wa) January 14, 2018
— Mundaring Police (@MundaringPol) January 14, 2018
— Emily (@Emilitaa23) January 14, 2018
Red haze over Perth CBD at Elizabeth Quay
BOM Perth shares the smoke haze as seen on radar
— Neil Bennett (@cneilb) January 14, 2018
Perth Observatory is close to the fire.
— Perth Observatory (@perthobs) January 14, 2018