Smoke alert for parts of Shire of Gingin

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

A SMOKE alert has been issued for Red Gully, Mindarra, Regans Ford, Mogumber and surrounds in the Shire of Gingin.

The alert by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions was issued at 5.18pm on September 11.

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

The smoke is expected to clear by 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.

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