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Smoke alert for South West

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Two different areas in the South West.

These areas include Margaret River through to Prevelly and Boyanup through to Bunbury.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn atarting at midday Thursday May 17, 5km south-east of Margaret River and 10km east of Dardanup.

The smoke around Margaret River is expected to clear by midday Friday May 18.

The smoke in the Boyanup area is expected to clear over the next two days.

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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This story Smoke alert for South West first appeared on Collie Mail.

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