Heroic fireys finally get on top of Wooroloo blaze

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After?almost a week of hot conditions, strong winds and no rain, the Wooroloo bushfire — one of WA’s worst that claimed 86 homes — finally began to subside today.

Heroic and stoic fire crews who have battled the blaze on the ground and in the air since Monday lunchtime finally managed to fully contain the ferocious fire which has decimated towns like GidgegannupEven if you get a few hundred people that can go for a few weeks, wiping out some its neighbourhoods such as Tilden Park.

The fire was downgraded?today to advice level with DFES Commissioner Darren Klemm declaring that the fire was now 100 per cent contained.

Camera IconResidents lined up to obtain a permit to access their property. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

“We are so focused on keeping the community safe and we have just had night after night of strong winds — and to get through last night without any major breakoutsSoon after police rushe, leaves us in a great place,” the fire chief said.

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