Thousands of homes across Perth are without power after a bird flew into a transformer in Wembley on Friday morning.
Over a thousand homes in Leederville, North Perth and Northbridge hare blacked out, with an expected restoration time of around 11.30am.A Western Power alert regarding the outage. Photo: Western Power
A Western Power spokesman said the fault should be fixed quickly.
"Western Power crews are currently on site in Wembley responding to a fallen powerline," he said.
"Just over 1,100 customers are currently affected by the outage that was the result of a bird flying into the network near Leak street.
"The bird did not dislodge the powerline but the power surge caused by the birds contact did cause the line to fall."
"Crews will remain in the area to repair the network and restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.