Power pole fires cause outages north east of Perth

Photo: David Baylis
Photo: David Baylis

THE Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Western Power were kept busy today after multiple power pole fires were reported across the metropolitan area.

As many as 35,000 Western Power customers from 80 metropolitan and regional areas lost power today, with Caversham, Dayton, Gingin, Granville, Henley Brook and West Swan listed as affected areas.

A cold front producing light rain, combined with dust on insulators from recent dry weather, is understood to have caused the large outage.