Smoke alert issued for Swan Region of Perth metropolitan area

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THE Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for suburbs within the Perth metropolitan area.

The smoke is from a number of prescribed burns being carried out today in the Armadale, Roleystone, Sawyers Valley and Mundaring areas.

It may still be visible tomorrow morning.

WHAT TO DO:  

If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes.