Smoke alert for Quinns Rocks, Joondalup, Wanneroo

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Smoke and fog may occur in low lying areas after midnight and motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions. File picture

A SMOKE alert for Quinns Rocks, Joondalup, Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in the northern metropolitan area has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Time of issue: 03:21 PM
Date of issue: 11 October 2020

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Quinn’s Rocks, Joondalup, Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in the northern metropolitan area.

The smoke is due to a combination of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns and private property burns.

Smoke will move away from the area for the remainder of the afternoon, but will drift back overnight due to easterly winds, with smoke potentially being trapped under a low inversion.

Smoke and fog may occur in low lying areas after midnight and motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions.

The smoke is expected to clear by mid-morning tomorrow.

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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