Smoke alert for Margaret River, Witchcliffe and Busselton

Smoke alert for Margaret River, Witchcliffe and Busselton

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for people in Witchcliffe and Margaret River in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, and Busselton and surrounds in the City of Busselton.

This smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried out by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow 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 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.