Smoke alert issued for Mandurah

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert from Perth to Mandurah.

The smoke is due to a combination of prescribed burns by Parks and Wildlife Service as well as private property burn-offs.

It is expected to clear by tomorrow morning.

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 www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 3337, follow DFES on Twitter or Facebook or listen to news updates.