Time of issue:12:05 PM
Date of issue: 07 June 2017
Smoke Alert for areas from Helena Valley to Perth in the metropolitan area
The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for the Perth Hills, Perth metropolitan area and southern suburbs.
The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn in Helena Valley by Parks and Wildlife yesterday, and burns by other land managers and local government.
The smoke is expected to clear by late afternoon. There is potential for more smoke later this evening from prescribed burns being carried out today by Parks and Wildlife, other land managers and local government.
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 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.