Smoke alert issued for Northam, Toodyay and surrounds

Residents in the Shire of Toodyay, Northam and Mundaring have been advised to shut their doors and windows to reduce their exposure to smoke from a burn off in the area.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions issued a smoke alert in the area just before 3pm on Tuesday.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out in Julimar State Forest.

It 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.