Smoke alert due to prescribed burns in national park

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The Parks and Wildlife Service is today conducting prescribed burns east of Yanchep and Two Rocks. File picture

PRESCRIBED burns in the Yanchep National Park are the cause of smoke today in the Yanchep and Two Rocks area.

At 9.59am the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions said the Parks and Wildlife Service was today conducting prescribed burns 4km east of Yanchep and 26km east of Two Rocks.

At 1.15pm the Parks and Wildlife Service issued a smoke alert for Yanchep, Two Rocks and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo.

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 1.15pm
Date of issue: 03 May 2021

Smoke Alert for Yanchep, Two Rocks and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Yanchep, Two Rocks and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo.

The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out by Parks and Wildlife Service in the Yanchep National Park. The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

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.

Keep up to date:
Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.