Smoke alert in Mundaring Shire

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A smoke alert has been issued for Sawyers Valley, Mount Helena and Chidlow.

 

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Sawyers Valley, Mount Helena and Chidlow, including people travelling along Great Eastern Highway.

The smoke is the result of a DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn being carried out today. The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow.

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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