Smoke alert for Busselton, Capel and Nannup

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Busselton, Capel, Nannup and surrounds in the City of Busselton and the Shires of Nannup and Capel.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today 16 kilometres west of Manjumup by the Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear overnight.

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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