Smoke alert for parts of Gingin

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During prescribed burns people with conditions exacerbated by smoke are advised to take precautions in line with their medical advice. File picture

THERE is a smoke alert for people travelling along Cullalla Rd and Wannamal South Rd in Gingin and surrounds in the Shire of Gingin.

The alert was issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at 3.46pm on May 10.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

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.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work so include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.