Smoke Alert Issued Throughout SouthWest

Affecting Bridgetown to Bunbury

Smoke Alert Issued Throughout SouthWest

Smoke from a prescribed burn in Quinninup is expected to linger across the SouthWest for the rest of Friday.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has issued a Smoke Alert for Bridgetown to Bunbury.

DPaW has some tips if the smoke is hazardous to your health or while driving

  • 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