A smoke alert for coastal towns includes Indian Ocean Dr

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The smoke is due to a prescribed burn in the Moore River state forest. File picture: Yanchep News Online

A SMOKE alert has been issued for Gabbadah, Seabird, Guilderton and surrounding areas including Indian Ocean Dr in the Shire of Gingin.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is due to a prescribed burn in the Moore River state forest.

The alert issued just before 3pm said the smoke was expected to clear overnight.

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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