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Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'

Sun Online Desk     15th January, 2018 02:06:40 printer

Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'


Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke.


More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, authorities said.


Officials said the fire was being treated as suspicious, but nobody was hurt.


Drivers were warned to drive carefully in the conditions. The smoke could even be seen from planes.


Residents were warned that the fire posed a risk to lives and homes, but the threat was later downgraded when wind conditions changed.


Authorities were also fighting a bushfire in New South Wales on Monday.


Australia experienced one of its driest winters on record in 2017, heightening the fire danger for the summer season, reports BBC.