Smoke alerts due to prescribed burns

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The Parks and Wildlife Service issued a smoke alert after prescribed burns in the Caraban state forest on Wednesday. Picture: Anita McInnes

SMOKE alerts were issued this week after prescribed burns carried out in the Caraban state forest, Pinjar pine plantation and an area 9km north of Gingin.

On Sunday, October 29 the Parks and Wildlife Service said it was conducting prescribed burns at Caraban state forest – 6km north-east of Two Rocks, Pinjar pine plantation – 14km east-south-east of Yanchep as well as the area north of Gingin.

At 2.25pm on Wednesday, October 25 the service issued a smoke alert for Indian Ocean Dr and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin, including Seatrees estate, Woodridge and Wilbinga  due to prescribed burning in Caraban state forest with the smoke expected to clear by the following morning.

On the same day the service was also carrying out prescribed burning 19km north-north-west of Wanneroo.

The day before on Tuesday, October 24 a smoke alert was issued for Yeal and Breera in the Shire of Gingin and Nowergup in the City of Wanneroo as well as Muchea, which the service said was due to a burn in the Pinjar state forest.

Also on October 24 there was a smoke alert for Breton Bay, Cowalla and Wanerie caused by a prescribed burn in the Moore River state forest.

The service said burns were conducted 11km east-south-east of Ledge Point, 9km north of Gingin and 14km east-south-east of Yanchep on the Tuesday and Monday.

On the Monday the service, which is part of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, also carried out a prescribed 19km north-north-west of Wanneroo.