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