The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and the Swan Coastal Plain in the Perth metropolitan area.
The smoke is due to a combination of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns and private property burns. An inversion overnight has contributed to the smoke haze. The smoke is expected to clear by late morning. Parks and Wildlife Service advises that there may be further smoke accumulations over coming days while weather conditions are ideal for prescribed burning.
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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