DFES release smoke warning for South West

Smoke Alert for Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Donnybrook and surrounds in the South West

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Donnybrook and surrounds in the South West.

Smoke is expected to accumulate over these areas in the South West today as a result of a fires burning in Collie.

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.

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