Smoke alert issued for Joondalup

The parks and wildlife service is carrying out a prescribed burn in Yellagonga Regional Park. Pictures: Matt Jelonek
The parks and wildlife service is carrying out a prescribed burn in Yellagonga Regional Park. Pictures: Matt Jelonek

A SMOKE alert has been issued for the Joondalup area with a burn being conducted.

The parks and wildlife service is currently carrying out a prescribed burn in Yellagonga Regional Park, near Boas Avenue, Lakeside Drive and Wattlebird Loop.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

A fire services spokesman said the burn was to protect the Joondalup Health Campus from potential fires in the summer.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

The alert for Lakeside Drive, Burns Beach Road and surrounding areas was issued at 12.47pm, with the smoke expected to clear overnight.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has advised if the smoke is particularly thick, people should shut their doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

Motorists in the area should also take care, turn on their headlights and travel at appropriate speeds.

The parks and wildlife service is also conducting a second prescribed burn in Yellagonga Regional Park on the Wanneroo side, as well as in Melaleuca, 5km east of Wanneroo.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

Other local burn offs being conducted today include areas in Two Rocks, Carabooda, Carramar, Mariginiup, Wanneroo, Wangara and Gnangara.

Picture: Matt Jelonek

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