Wanneroo bushfire: DFES commissioner Darren Klemm reveals 10 homes lost as firefighters work to control blaze

Source: perthnow.com.au perthnow.com.au

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At least 10 homes have been destroyed — along with “numerous” cars, sheds and outbuildings — as firefighters continue to battle to bring a fire raging across Perth’s northern suburbs under control. Powerful north-easterly winds that fanned the fire toward properties are expected to drop away this afternoon, prompting DFES commissioner Darren Klemm to cautiously predict that the worst stage of the inferno had now passed. Around 80 per cent of the fire burning across the suburbs of Banksia Grove, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Singara and Tapping is now contained, with firefighters currently concentrating on the south-west corner of the blaze front...