Smoke alert for Wanneroo suburbs and roads

The smoke is the result of a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn 14km south-east of Yanchep in the Gnangara forest. File picture: Anita McInnes

THERE is a smoke alert for Wanneroo, Jandabup, Gnangara, Sinagra, Mariginiup, Ashby, Melaleuca and surrounding roads in the City of Wanneroo.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions said the smoke was the result of a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn 14km south-east of Yanchep in the Gnangara forest.

The smoke is expected to clear by 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.

Keep up to date:
Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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