The West

About 20,000 households were without power last night after "unique" weather conditions caused faults in the Western Power network across Perth.

There were more than 150 pole-top fires in the metropolitan area.

A Western Power spokeswoman said the faults had been caused by a sudden drop in temperature and light rain after a long hot period.

The worst affected areas were Hamilton Hill, Balcatta, Bassendean, Atwell, Coolbellup and Eden Hill.

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West