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Smoke Advisory - NSW bush fires 2019-12-09 06:07

Posted: 2019-12-09 06:07

Smoke from bush fires is affecting large areas of NSW.

Smoke is affecting the Sydney area. It is being blown from large fires to near Warragamba Dam and the Wollombi National Park.

Although most of Sydney has had some relief from the smoke over the last 24 hours, it is set to return this afternoon and overnight.

Smoke is also affecting areas including the north coast, Central Coast, Hawkesbury, Wollondilly, Queanbeyan and Shoalhaven.

If you are easily affected by smoke, take precautions to protect your health.

Please do not call Triple Zero just to report smoke. Save it for emergencies.

Advice

NSW Health reminds people that children, older adults and people with heart and lung conditions are most susceptible to the effects of air pollution and excessive smoke.

If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.

Asthma sufferers need to follow their Asthma Action Plan and take their relieving medication where necessary. If symptoms get worse seek medical advice.

Tips to manage the affects of smoke

  • Monitor Fires Near Me for information about fires in your area.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke from entering your home while keeping aware of fire danger in your area.
  • Ensure pets have a protected area.
  • If you’re driving through a smoky area, slow down, keep your windows up and turn your headlights on.
  • Don’t call Triple Zero just to report that it’s smoky. Save Triple Zero for emergencies.

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