Perth set for more haze ahead of high priority prescribed burns

May 4's smoke haze viewed from Applecross. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
May 4's smoke haze viewed from Applecross. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

PERTH is set for another hazy day and there could be more on the way, with two high priority prescribed burns scheduled over the next few days.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service yesterday issued a smoke alert for the area between Two Rocks, Bunbury and the Perth Hills to Harvey, although it is expected to clear by Friday afternoon.

However, the Parks and Wildlife Service have advised they will be conducting two large prescribed burns in the Perth hills area over the coming days, which may produce further smoke over the metropolitan area.

The burns will take place 25km south-east of Mundaring and 25km south-east of Dwellingup.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services have recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners if the smoke is too thick.

They advised people to take care on the road as smoke may reduce visibility and motorists should turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke such as asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.