Alert as Bunbury is blanketed by smoke

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a smoke warning due to prescribed burns.
Camera IconDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services issued a smoke warning due to prescribed burns. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

A smoke alert was in place after smoke blanketed Bunbury and surrounding suburbs yesterday afternoon.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a smoke warning for Bunbury, Busselton and further south.

The smoke was from a prescribed burn off and was expected to clear by midday today.

It is understood a burn off is also under way in Davenport.

DFES said the smoke was “particularly thick” and people were recommended to shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

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