The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 04:18 PM
Date of issue: 01 December 2019
Smoke Alert for Manjimup to Busselton, including Bridgetown, Nannup and Margaret River in the South West
The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Manjimup to Busselton, including Bridgetown, Nannup and Margaret River in the South West.
There is potential for smoke to impact the South West Highway, south of Manjimup. The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today 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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