HEAVY smoke has blanketed parts of Perth this afternoon prompting Parks and Wildlife to issue a smoke alert.
The smoke is affecting the Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring
The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA’s Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear by tomorrow.
A smoke alert has also been issued for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shire of Murray.
The smoke is expected to persist in the area for several days.
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.
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