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Smoke alert issues for South West

South Western Times

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth to Manjimup including Mandurah and Bunbury in the South West and Perth Metropolitan area

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Parks and Wildlife Service 12km north of Walpole and is expected to clear by 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.

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