Smoke alert issued for Rockingham, Peel region

Friday, May 6th, 2022 12:44pm

By Monique Welhan

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A smoke alert has been issued for the southern parts of the Perth Hills area and Peel region, including Karragullen, Roleystone, Dwellingup and Pinjarra, and extending to an area between Kwinana and Mandurah.

The smoke is the result of Parks and Wildlife Service and private property prescribed burns in the area. 

The smoke is expected to clear overnight.

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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