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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.

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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

Red haze over Perth CBD at Elizabeth Quay

A post shared by David Tilley (@dtilley_92) on

BOM Perth shares the smoke haze as seen on radar

Perth Observatory is close to the fire.