Tanker From New South Wales Joins Fight Against Massive Fire Outside Perth

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in Western Australia shared video of a large air tanker arriving from New South Wales on February 2 to help fight the out-of-control Wooroloo bushfire.

The two tankers combined for 11 drops on February 3, the fire service said. Other aircraft were also involved, they said, including fixed-wing aircraft from the Western Australia Parks and Wildlife Service, which dropped a collective 45,000 liters over 15 runs.

The DFES said more than 220 firefighters were on the ground across “extreme terrain in an extensive fire ground that stretches from Wooroloo to Ellenbrook.”

The fire forced evacuations for numerous communities in the greater Perth area, and had destroyed more than 70 homes. Credit: Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA via Storyful