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.


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.


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The next update will be issued when the situation changes.