Smoke alert for Busselton, Bunbury and Capel

Smoke alert: People in Busselton, Bunbury and Capel are being warned to close their windows and drive carefully with a prescribed burn off creating thick smoke in the area. Picture: File Image.
Smoke alert: People in Busselton, Bunbury and Capel are being warned to close their windows and drive carefully with a prescribed burn off creating thick smoke in the area. Picture: File Image.

A smoke alert has been issued for Busselton, Bunbury and Capel, with the Parks and Wildlife Service encouraging people in the area to close their doors and windows.

A prescribed burn close to the Vasse Highway between Jarrahwood and Busselton has caused the smoke haze, which is expected to continue tomorrow.

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 Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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