A North West station operator has told of his property's narrow escape from a fire that has burnt 150,000ha since Christmas Eve.

Denver Blake experienced a stressful Christmas period after the Giralia Station he runs, battled flames just 40m from his homestead.

Giralia Station in the Shire of Exmouth operated as a sheep station for 80 years before it was turned into a tourism stay and national park in 2003.

Mr Blake said he had no tourists at the station when the fire broke out but he has been housing Department of Environment and Conservation and Fire and Emergency Services Authority crews who he credits for saving the station.

"There hasn't been any severe damage and it's only been because of their (DEC and FESA) services and hard work," Mr Blake said.

Giralia Station is now no longer under direct threat.

A bushfire watch and act remains for nearby Yanrey Station and Koordarrie Station in the Shire of Ashburton.

The fire started near Marrilla Station and crossed Burkett Road on Saturday.

DEC Exmouth district manager, Arvid Hogstrom said the fire has a total boundary of about 180km.

Mr Hogstrom said the western flank of the fire was now contained and no longer posed a threat to Yanrey Station.

He warned however, a north-westerly wind had the potential to create a larger fire which could threaten the North West Coastal Highway.

It is understood there have been no stock losses or major infrastructure losses as a result of the fire.

Just over a dozen crew members have been working to extinguish the fire. They have come from Perth, Karratha and Exmouth.

DEC, FESA and local government authorities are working together through a joint agency Incident Management Team.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The West Australian

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