Shattered victims of the bushfire raging around Perth have told of their devastation after their homes were destroyed.
At least 59 homes have been confirmed to have been destroyed by the Wooroloo bushfire north-east of the capital.
Mother-of-four Elaine Palfrey watched her Wooroloo home burn, just three months after the family moved into their dream rural retreat.
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“When we saw that footage, we knew everything was lost,” she said.
The family was forced to flee, grabbing what they could, lacking time even to find their cat.
“It’s just so devastating,” Ms Palfrey said.
“Our home is gone — that feeling of not knowing where to live at this point is very devastating.”
Darren Stoneman was caught outside a roadblock on Toodjay Road while getting fuel this morning.
For now his car is his home, and he’s waiting to see what’s left of where he lived.
“We’re hoping that everything stays as it is and we can get in as soon as possible,” he said.
Jo Murphy’s house in Gidgegannup was somehow saved as the blaze passed over it, but she suffered her own losses.
Despite getting out with her four dogs, her chickens and pet cat couldn’t be saved.
“The scenes are just like a nuclear bomb has gone off, there’s power lines all over the roads,” she said.
“Unfortunately a number of our neighbours weren’t as lucky as we were, they’ve lost their homes, it’s just terrible.”
Hundreds of firefighters are still on the ground, with the battle expected to continue into the night.
Up to 8000 hectares have been burned.