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Yanchep fire controlled not contained; 737 could be sent back to NSW

More favourable weather conditions have assisted firefighters in getting on top of a number of serious fires burning across the state.

An emergency warning remains in place for Woodridge, Seatrees and Breakwater Estates – the fire there is controlled but not yet contained.

A watch and act alert is current for an area around Mogumber – which burned through 7000 hectares yesterday.

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm told Gareth Parker there’s also more favourable conditions for Collie.

A decision will also be made later today on whether the 737 firefighting aircraft will remain in WA – or be sent back to New South Wales.

The plane is currently sitting at Pearce RAAF base awaiting tasking for today.

It was used to help battle an out of control fire at Collie yesterday.

Commissioner Klemm says they made the request for the specialist plane on Friday – to help battle the massive Yanchep blaze.

(Pic: Marta Pascual Juanola WAtoday)

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