Aleisha Orr, James Robertson Nearly 50 homes have been destroyed and four people are missing in bushfires on Perth's eastern fringes.
The day the fire started was the second day in Perth where temperatures exceeded 40 degrees. The cause is still to be determined. Images courtesy of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services
As 20-metre flames surged towards Shaun's home in the Perth hills, he began to think he might have made a terrible decision to stay and defend his property, when everyone in his street had fled.
Emergency funding for those who lost their homes in Sunday's Perth Hills firestorm will be distributed today, as the last of the potential danger spots are damped down by firefighters.
Aleisha Orr It has been confirmed a private power pole started the Parkerville fire that destroyed 55 homes.
Rania Spooner The former principal of a remote West Australian school is standing trial this week accused of destroying school buildings by fire to cover up hundreds of theft and fraud crimes.
Michael Hopkin A woman has been convicted of intentionally setting another woman on fire at a Rivervale apartment.
Aleisha Orr A Perth woman has described to a court how she instantly became a "human fireball" in an alleged attack at her Rivervale home that left her with burns of up to 60 per cent of her body.
Police are searching for a woman who threw a suspected petrol bomb, into the Wanneroo Police Station on Wednesday morning.
Aleisha Orr Emergency services personnel attended a high rise structure fire in East Perth this afternoon.
Lucy Rickard A body has been found inside a home gutted by fire east of Perth this morning.
Authorities are warning of catastrophic bushfire conditions for parts of Western Australia this weekend.
Aleisha Orr Like many teachers and parents who got the call to tell them Mt Lawley Primary School had been burnt down yesterday morning, Elizabeth Gibb’s first thought was that it was a joke.
Courtney Trenwith Details of secret compensation payments made to some victims of the Toodyay fire may yet be publicly revealed, with a senior politician preparing to use all political privileges to pressure the...
Aja Styles Fire investigators are anxious to track down the police officer at the centre of an investigation into one of Perth's most devastating bushfires, amid fears for his safety.
Live coverage, day two, of bushfire drama in Western Australia's South-West.
Lucy Rickard A fire burning out of control near Nannup in the state's South-West has already destroyed more than 12,000 hectares and is encroaching on popular fishing and camping locations.
Politicians heading to Canberra from Western Australia and the Northern Territory can no longer charge taxpayers for overnight stopovers unless they prove no connecting flight is available.
Under-fire West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says nothing will change his mind about the state's controversial catch-and-kill shark policy, despite vociferous public opposition.
Robyn Preston The state government has prepared to battle a dangerous bushfire season ahead, now its up to West Australians to take responsibility, warned Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis on Sunday.