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Burnt Albany firefighter dies
Wendy Bearfoot died in hospital this morning. Picture: Supplied

The 45-year-old firefighter injured after she was engulfed in flames near Albany last month has died.

Department of Environment and Conservation firefighter Wendy Bearfoot was trapped in the path of the fire after strong winds changed direction as she and her 24-year-old colleague fought a blaze on a private property near Two Peoples Bay on October 12.

The 24-year-old woman remains in a stable condition at Royal Perth Hospital.

Ms Bearfoot woman had suffered burns to 60 per cent of her body and had been in a critical condition. She died at RPH this morning.

The women had been with about 20 other firefighters when they were injured about 3pm.

Four other men in the group, who included DEC and volunteer firefighters, were treated at Albany Hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

An investigation into the blaze was due to start last week.

The blaze at Two Peoples Bay near Albany. Picture: @Twitter

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