VIDEO, PHOTOS: Residents return to Perth hills after fire

1:45PM UPDATE: The number of houses lost in Perth hills bushfires has been revised upwards, to a total of 55 homes.

"It has been confirmed that 55 residential dwellings have been lost," a DFES statement said.

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Residents returned to the Perth hills yesterday following a fire which devastated homes in the area.

The blaze, which was sparked on Sunday afternoon, has destroyed 52 homes and is responsible for the death of 62-year-old Ron Shaw, who collapsed while trying to defend his home.

Mundaring shire president Helen Dullard, who visited some of the homes in the aftermath, said she was shocked by the damage caused by the flames. 

The fire is believed to have been started by a fallen power pole on a private property and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson said there could be a review of WA's private power pole laws following the incident.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Emergency services escorted residents to survey damage to their homes and properties yesterday following a bushfire that destroyed more than 50 houses. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

One of the properties in Stoneville that was destroyed by the Perth hills fire. Photo: Chenee Marripodi/WAtoday.

One of the properties in Stoneville that was destroyed by the Perth hills fire. Photo: Chenee Marripodi/WAtoday.

The fire devastation in Alice Road, Mt Helena. Photo: Dan Brady.

The fire devastation in Alice Road, Mt Helena. Photo: Dan Brady.

The fire devastation in Alice Road, Mt Helena. Photo: Dan Brady.

The fire devastation in Alice Road, Mt Helena. Photo: Dan Brady.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Ten News Perth.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Ten News Perth.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Ten News Perth.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Ten News Perth.

The aftermath of a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

The aftermath of a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Residents attend a community meeting containing details about a devastating fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in the Perth hills area. Photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images.

Fire and Emergency Services Authority Commissioner Wayne Gregson talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Fire and Emergency Services Authority Commissioner Wayne Gregson talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Acting Western Australian Premier Kim Hames talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Acting Western Australian Premier Kim Hames talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Fire and Emergency Services Authority Commissioner Wayne Gregson talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Fire and Emergency Services Authority Commissioner Wayne Gregson talks to the media at the Parkerville Incident Control Centre in Perth. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington talks with the media after questioning why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington talks with the media after questioning why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington talks with the media after questioning why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington talks with the media after questioning why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington questions why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

Stoneville resident Matthew Leverington questions why private power poles are not inspected. Photo: Getty Images.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

The aftermath of a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

The aftermath of a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters inspect pet birds at a house in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters inspect pet birds at a house in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battle against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battle against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

Firefighters battled against a devastating bushfire in Perth's hills. Photo: DFES.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.

At the scene of the Perth hills bushfires in Stoneville. Photo: DFES/Evan Collis.