Kelmscott/Roleystone Bushfire

Some photos taken during the Perth Black Sunday bushfire on Sunday February 6 2011. This was the fire in the hills around the Perth suburbs of Kelmscott and Roleystone, there was also another major fire in North East of Perth in the Swan Valley The Fires were believed to have been caused by power lines arcing together during very strong winds, and also from someone using a angle grinder. The Weather Bureau had issued a severe weather warning for strong winds, as well as a fire danger warning the night before. There were 72 homes destroyed by the fires making it one of the worst brushfires in WA history. There was also another minor fire in the Suburb of Ferndale and Cannington, but that didn’t do any damage to property, and was quickly contained.

My photos are from the Kelmscott/Roleystone Bushfire which was the most destructive of the two major fires.

This was the view of the fire from where I live:

A few photos taken from a neighbouring suburb to where I live:

This photo was taken looking away from the fire:

The wind had blown the smoke over most of the Southern Suburbs of Perth and was visible from space! Here is a NASA Earth Observatory

Here are some photos I took at Champion Lakes

The smoke was so think Here is what the lake looks like on a clear day


  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 3 years ago

    A great set of images EOS. Just unfortunate that it was such a tragic event that initiated the photography. It looks very scarey.

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningover 3 years ago

    lovely set of images.Just very sad to see the massive destruction
    that it has caused.Our thoughts are with the victims in hoping that
    they can rebuild their lively hoods and places of abode with as little heartache as possible.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent pictures but a lousy situation!

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    I was in this area not long ago and feel very sad about what has happened. I’m glad your home was safe, living so near, and these images certainly capture the scale of it all.