Rockingham, Mandurah residents smoked out overnight

Prescribed burn. PIC: File

Rockingham, Mandurah and surrounding areas were blanketed by smoke overnight.

The smoke was due to prescribed burns being carried out by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

A smoke alert was issued for Busselton, Donnybrook, Bunbury, Mandurah and the Perth metropolitan area on Tuesday night.

The smoke is expected to clear this morning.

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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