On our way home yesterday I took a few shots to show the city and surrounding areas engulfed in smoke. From April to October each year on days when the weather is appropriate the WA Government organizes Planned Burning in bushfire prone areas. Planned burning describes 'deliberately burning a predetermined area
under appropriate environmental conditions to reduce fuel loads (the
vegetation and dead plant material that can burn in a fire). Planned
burns are undertaken under mild and stable weather conditions so that
the fire burns slowly and is controllable with low flame heights'..
Asthma sufferers and people with other breathing difficulties are forewarned and I imagine at these times it isn't pleasant for them and they have to take extra care, but for the devastation major summer bush fires can cause the planned burn offs are essential in a State where the summer temperatures can reach the mid 40C and higher. Below exiting the Graham Farmer tunnel into the mist :) Are planned burn offs something that happens in your part of the world? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..