06 Feb '11, 1pm

Wildfires tore across the outskirts of Perth on Sunday, destroying at least 35 homes.

Wildfires tore across the outskirts of Perth on Sunday, destroying at least 35 homes.

This television screen grab obtained by Australian news channel Skynews shows the busy fires in the suburbs in Perth. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO/SKYNEWS PERTH - WILDFIRES tore across the outskirts of an Australian city on Sunday, destroying at least 35 homes, authorities said. One firefighter was reportedly injured. Two fires fanned by hot summer winds were burning in forested areas to the north and southeast of Perth in Western Australia state, the Fire and Emergency Services Authority said. At Roleystone and the nearby community of Kelmscott, residents were told to evacuate from the path of a fire that erupted after noon and had claimed 35 homes and was threatening more, the authority said. 'There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive,' it said in a warning statement. It said people should leave immediately if they believe the ...

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