Smoke from Yeal bushfire affects metropolitan area

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The Yeal bushfire soon became visible from parts of Yanchep and at 6.13pm a smoke alert was sent out for the metropolitan area in the Swan coastal plain.

INDIAN Ocean Dr and Yeal nature reserve in the Shire of Gingin as well as the Yanchep pine plantation are on watch and act due to a bushfire in the area.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions said the bushfire started near the intersection of Wapet Rd and Cockatoo Rd in Yeal.

This is very close to where a bushfire started near the intersection of Wapet Rd and Stewart Rd in Yeal on December 22.

On December 30 the Parks and Wildlife Service said that bushfire, which had burnt 70ha,  was burning in peat soil which had resulted in a lot of smoke in the area.

At 1.04pm today an alert went out saying a bushfire advice was in place for people travelling along Military Rd and the Gravity Discovery Centre in Yeal.

The bushfire soon became visible from parts of Yanchep and at 6.13pm a smoke alert was sent out for the metropolitan area in the Swan coastal plain.

The Parks and Wildlife Service said the smoke was due to the bushfire burning in Yeal nature reserve north of Perth, and other bushfires.

At 7.26pm the Parks and Wildlife Service said the bushfire had burnt 1000ha.

The bushfire has also resulted in a bushfire advice for Muckenburra, Coonabidgee, Bambun and Yeal in the Shire of Gingin.

About 2pm today Red Gully bushfire incident controller Sven Andersen, who held a press conference at the main incident control centre in Gingin, said some resources had been sent from that bushfire to the Yeal bushfire.

The 7.26pm alert said 110 Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES and volunteer bushfire brigades firefighters were attending the bushfire, which was burning in a north-westerly direction.

An alert at 9.29pm said the bushfire was still burning in a north-westerly direction and was contained but not controlled.

The alert said 2700ha had been burnt and 50 Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES and volunteer bushfire brigades firefighters were attending.

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