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Media Release

Smoke from bushfire in Bassendean
Thursday 31 December 2009 – 4:55 PM

People are warned to be careful when driving through areas near Bassendean because of smoke from a bushfire currently burning in Success Hill Reserve, Bassendean.

Motorists should avoid River Road and Lloyd Street near Morley Drive.

If you come across smoke on the road you should:

· Turn your headlights on to make your vehicle more

   visible to others

· Drive slowly

· Keep a close watch for and follow any directions given

   by emergency services personnel

· If you cannot see clearly, pull over to the side of the

   road, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and

   wait until the smoke clears

If you have a respiratory condition you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.




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