Prescribed burns near Yanchep, Two Rocks, Cullalla

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Prescribed burns in Yanchep and Gingin have resulted in a number of smoke alerts during the past week. File picture

PRESCRIBED burns have been carried out near Yanchep, Two Rocks and Cullalla during the past week.

The Parks and Wildlife Service said it had conducted prescribed burns 14km east-south-east of Yanchep, 14km north-east of Two Rocks, 19km north-north-west of Wanneroo and at Cullalla, 10km north-north-east of Gingin in the Shire of Gingin.

During prescribed burns the department advised motorists to take care, turn on headlights and carefully follow traffic management signs when driving through areas affected by smoke.

“People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances,’’ the department advised.

“Prescribed burns create low-fuel areas in a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape, which help stem the spread of bushfires.

“It is the primary tool available to the department to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires.

“Prescribed burning may be conducted by multiple government agencies and private landowners as part of our shared responsibility for keeping communities safe.’’

Videos highlighting the extensive planning that goes into the department’s prescribed burning program can be viewed by visiting www.dbca.wa.gov.au/prescribedburning

Details of burns are available at www.dbca.wa.gov.au/todaysburns