Forest / Wild Fire in Australia on January 01 2019 06:28 AM (UTC).
Darlington residents in Perth's hills may need to be evacuated with a bushfire threatening homes surrounding Pine Terrace. A control point has been set up at the Darlington Fire Station, with crews currently working to protect properties. Bushfire advice issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services reports the blaze is out of control and unpredictable. There is a lot of smoke in the area and some roads may have been closed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and residents are warned burning embers may be blown around homes. The fire, which started near the Hudman Road amphitheater and is burning in the Boya Quarry Reserve in an easterly direction, was reported just before 1 pm.