The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 10:58 AM
Date of issue: 16 May 2020
Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and Swan Coastal Plain in the Perth metropolitan area
The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and Swan Coastal Plain in the Perth metropolitan area
The smoke is due to a combination of multiple private property burn-offs and Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns. The smoke is expected to clear by mid-morning tomorrow (Sunday).
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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