Perth’s southern suburbs blanketed in smoke as DPaW carries out prescribed burns

The smoke plume from the Serpentine and Karnet forest blocks burn off, as seen from Baldivis.
The smoke plume from the Serpentine and Karnet forest blocks burn off, as seen from Baldivis.

A SERIES of prescribed burns in the Perth Hills and suburban bushlands left much of the southern suburbs shrouded in a blanket of smoke this afternoon.

Parks and Wildlife Service’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions issued a smoke alert for southern suburbs from Armadale to Jarrahdale, including Rockingham and Woodman Point.

It is expected smoke will be visible until early tomorrow morning.

The prescribed burns that were carried out throughout the day from as far north as Gingin to past Dwellingup in the south.

The locations of all of today’s prescribed burns. Picture: Emergency WA website

Emergency WA advised if smoke is particularly thick people should shut doors and windows.

The smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care by turning on headlights and travelling at appropriate speeds.

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

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

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