Helicopters helping bring Yanchep fire under control

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UPDATE, 2.30pm: The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has now issued a bush fire advice for the northern parts of Pinjar – west of Perry Road and east of Old Yanchep Road.

The fire is not yet contained or controlled and is moving slowly in a north-westerly direction.

The advice was issued at 1.40pm and though there is no threat to lives or homes, residents should be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

It is also encouraged to close doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

HELICOPTERS are currently helping in the effort to bring a fire in Yanchep under control.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire near Old Yanchep and Nisa roads was reported at 12.05pm with “lots of smoke in the area”.

She said air support was at the scene with four helitacs and two waterbombers.

About 12.45pm, it was estimated the fire was covering about 5ha.

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