Australian Firefighting Helicopters Refill as Bushfire Rages Outside Perth

Smoke from the Wooroloo fire burning near Perth filled the sky on Tuesday, February 2, as gusty winds fanned flames amid dry conditions.

Footage captured by Karrie Louden shows a firefighting helicopter refilling its tanks with water from a reservoir as it tackles the blaze near her home in the suburb of Upper Swan.

At least 59 homes in the region have been destroyed by the fire, according to reports.

The Bureau of Meteorology in Western Australia reported smoke from the blaze was moving over Perth’s metropolitan area. Credit: Karrie Louden via Storyful