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Perth blanketed in a smoke haze

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People across Perth have woken up to a smoke filled sky this morning.

A smoke alert has been issued for Perth and surrounds from Mandurah to Yanchep, including Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area.

TheDepartment of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions says the smoke is from the combination of prescribed burns along the Swan Coastal Plain and Perth Hills and smaller private property burns in the area.

It is expected to clear later this morning but has delivered stunning sunrises across the city.


People woke to a red sun and a deep orange glow in the sky due to the smoke.

DBCA says current weather conditions are providing an opportunity to safely undertake prescribed burns across the region and these stable weather conditions are likely to persist, meaning prescribed burning is likely to continue over the coming days.

If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners. People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

Camera IconPeople across Perth have woken up to smoke filled skies this morning. Credit: 7NEWS

Smoke may also reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

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