Emergency WA issues smoke alert in South West

Smoke alert for much of the South West

A smoke alert has been issued for Binningup, Brunswick, Harvey, Busselton, Bunbury, Australind and Dunsborough on Thursday October 14.

The smoke is due to prescribed burning being carried out by the Parks and Wildlife service.

It is expected to clear by mid Friday morning.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions provide the following advice during a smoke alert.

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.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

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