Smoke alert issued for Cape to Cape region

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions issued a smoke alert on Thursday afternoon for areas between Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and City of Busselton.

The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried out in the South West and is expected to clear by Friday morning.

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), listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.

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