Yeal bushfire contained but strong winds could test lines

The out of control bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.

STRONG easterly winds could test containment lines firefighters have established for the Yeal bushfire, which flared up yesterday bringing smoke to Two Rocks, Yanchep and other metropolitan suburbs.

A bushfire watch and act is in place for Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep pine plantation and Yeal nature reserve in the Shire of Gingin.

At 11.20am the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions said the bushfire was fully contained but not controlled.

But the community should be aware strong easterly winds were forecast until early afternoon, which may test containment lines as well as be aware of possible changing conditions.

A bushfire advice is in place for people in the vicinity of Muckenburra, Coonabidgee, Bambun and Yeal in Shire of Gingin.

The warning areas for the Yeal bushfire at 10.25am on January 8. Google Maps

The Yeal bushfire started near the intersection of Wapet Rd and Cockatoo Rd, which is very close to where a bushfire started near the intersection of Wapet Rd and Stewart Rd on December 22.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Yanchep and Gingin today is for temperatures to reach 41 degrees.

BoM has also forecast for the Lower West area Winds northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming light around midday then shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon and for the winds to become light in the evening.

Seventy firefighters are attending the bushfire, which so far has burnt 2700ha.

Aerial support has been sent to support ground crews.

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