An investigation into last October's fatal bushfire near Albany has found firefighters were not warned about changing wind conditions.

Firefighter Wendy Bearfoot, 45, died and several others were injured, after their truck was engulfed in a fire-storm during the blaze at Two People's Bay.

The incident was jointly managed by the City of Albany, the Department and Fire and Emergency Services and the former Department of Environment and Conservation.

A review of the incident released today has found the City of Albany failed to pass full details of a weather forecast to the incident management team.

As a result, firefighters were not aware of the changing wind conditions until the bushfire was upon them.

The report has made 10 recommendations, including ensuring "red flag warnings" are used by all agencies involved in fire incidents.

All three agencies have put in place a number of changes in response to the report.

 

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