Smoke alert for Yanchep, Two Rocks and Wilbinga

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The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service. File picture

A SMOKE alert has been issued for Yanchep, Two Rocks and Wilbinga due to prescribed burns.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Parks and Wildlife Service issued the alert at 3.53pm for the Yanchep pine plantation, Two Rocks and Wilbinga.

Parks and Wildlife said they were carrying out the prescribed burns.

The smoke is expected to clear through the evening.

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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