Burn-off smoke triggers alarm at Perth Airport, flights delayed

Burn-off smoke triggers alarm at Perth Airport, flights delayed

FIVE international and four domestic flights at Perth Airport were delayed this morning when smoke from yesterday’s prescribed burning triggered an alarm at one of its terminals.

An airport spokeswoman said the smoke alarm went off in T1 at 5.30am before “everything was cleared” at 6.15am after an Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting investigation.

She said queues formed and flights were delayed when the airport stopped processing people under an alert mode. There had not been the need for an evacuation.

“We are back to normal operations now but we it did have an impact earlier this morning,” she said.

Yesterday afternoon, our photographer David Baylis captured smoke over the Perth Hills from Department of Parks and Wildlife controlled burning.

He shot this picture from West Swan of plume from a fire in the Pickering Brook area.