Smoke Alert In Southern SouthWest

Prescribed Burn In Pemberton

Smoke Alert In Southern SouthWest

It could get a little smoky in parts of the SouthWest throughout today.

A smoke alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife forĀ Manjimup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Boyup Brook and surrounds.

This is a result of a prescribed burn happening today 16km north-west of Pemberton.

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.