Authorities brace for another weekend of extreme fire conditions.
Radio network used by fire crews during devastating Parkerville blaze hacked during vital stages of response.
Insurers have warned if bushfires continue to wreak havoc in the Perth Hills, they may have to review premiums in the area.
Questions are swirling over who will be responsible for policing changes flagged by the State Government that could force landholders to maintain privately owned power poles.
Perth's blackest day is yet to come and even deaths will fail to change attitudes, volunteer firefighters have warned.
Recent work by Western Power crews on the power pole that sparked the Perth Hills bushfire may have contributed to the structure failing.
Landholders who fail to adequately maintain privately owned power poles and wires on their land could face criminal sanctions after the State Government flagged the possibility of a significant policy revamp.
UPDATE: The failure of a private power pole has been confirmed as the cause of the devastating Hills fire which caused at least $13m damage and destroyed 55 homes.
Hundreds of families affected by the Perth Hills bushfires will be denied disaster relief payments after the Abbott Government tightened eligibility, Federal Labor claims.
Stoneville resident Lynn Armington owes her life to Robyn Green.
With hot and windy conditions forecast for the weekend, fire authorities have renewed their calls for property owners to prepare themselves and their properties for a possible bushfire.