Smoke alert for parts of Wanneroo and Swan

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The Parks and Wildlife Service issued the smoke alert for parts of the cities of Wanneroo and Swan at 4.21pm. File picture

A SMOKE alert has been issued for an area bounded by Muchea, Bullsbrook, Yanchep, Mindarie and surrounding suburbs in the cities of Swan and Wanneroo.

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

This morning the Parks and Wildlife Service-conducted prescribed burns included the following locations to manage bushfire risk and biodiversity, for community protection, silviculture and for forest management.

  • 20km north-east of Guilderton
  • 26km east of Two Rocks
  • 20km east-north-east of Bullsbrook

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions issued the alert at 4.21pm on May 14.

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

The smoke is 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.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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