Smoke alert issued for Mandurah

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have issued a smoke alert for Yanchep to Mandurah.

The smoke is due to two prescribed burns being carried out by Parks and Wildlife Service 15 kilometres north-west of Toodyay and 15 kilometres east of Dwellingup today.

These burns along with a significant number of smaller private property burns are likely to produce smoke.

Smoke is likely to be particularly thick in Perth's southern suburbs this afternoon.

A strong inversion overnight will likely see smoke haze affect the broader metropolitan area including the CBD tomorrow morning.


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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