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Smoke warning issued as haze blankets Perth

Authorities are warning a thick haze blanketing Perth will not clear until tonight.

Controlled burns sparked Parks and Wildlife to issue a smoke alerts for most of the metropolitan and Peel regions at 2.40pm on Thursday afternoon.

“If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners,” the alert reads.

“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.

Camera IconA smoke haze over Perth city due to prescribed burns. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian
A smoke haze over Perth city due to prescribed burns.
Camera IconA smoke haze over Perth city due to prescribed burns. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

“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.”

Dozens of prescribed burns are currently being conducted by The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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