Smoke alert issued for Perth metro

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A SMOKE alert is in place for Perth’s northern suburbs after a prescribed burning this afternoon.

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a smoke alert for the northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area at 4pm.

The smoke is due to a prescribed burning in the Gnangara Pines and Yanchep Pines.

The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow.

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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