SYDNEY, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen homes have been destroyed in a devastating bushfire that tore through parts of Western Australia, local authorities said on Friday.
Premier of Western Australia Roger Cook confirmed to a local TV that 18 homes and 31 other structures, including sheds, were lost.
More than 500 firefighters continued to battle the raging bushfire in Perth's north for a third day, according to the 9News channel.
Emergency warnings remained for the fire, which had burnt through more than 1,820 hectares in the City of Wanneroo and City of Swan, the TV channel reported. ■