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Perth skies covered in shades of orange amid bushfires

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Skies above Perth were blanketed by orange hues after a bushfire broke out on Sunday (Jan 14) in Mundaring in Perth Hills, reported Channel News Asia (Malaysia).

Residents in the Australian city woke up to smoky skies tinted with orange on Sunday and were told that the fire was "a possible threat" according to a Facebook post by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services West Australia.

The flames were seen to rise up to 35m into the air, but were brought under control, reported 9 News.

About 150 firefighters were still battling the fire on Monday, but the West Australia Parks and Wildlife downgraded the fire's threat warning to an "advice" on Sunday evening.

Residents were still urged to remain vigilant.
Police believe that the fire was deliberately lit, but nobody was hurt, said the BBC.

Throughout the ordeal, social media users took to Twitter to post pictures of the vividly-coloured skies.

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