Bunbury to Augusta: Smoke alert issued

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Bunbury to Augusta.

Smoke will be visible until late this evening.

The smoke is the result of three prescribed burns being carried out in the South West today.

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes

The story Smoke alert between Bunbury and Augusta first appeared on Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.

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