Gold Coasters are being warned not to be alarmed if they see or smell smoke today, with planned hazard reduction burns taking place.
Crews will be conducting today’s burn in the Pacific Pines Parklands, between Midway Terrace and Pacific Pines Boulevard.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says residents in the area may be affected by smoke, with locals urged to close all windows and doors and to keep respiratory medication close by.
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Motorists travelling through the area are also being warned that smoke may decrease visibility on roads and are being advised to drive with caution and to conditions.
Another planned burn is scheduled to take place this weekend in Willow Vale.
It’s understood crews will assist “private landowners” to conduct a hazard reduction burn near Gerrale Drive and Fairview Drive on Saturday.
Locals are being warned smoke may affect surrounding areas, including Upper Coomera, Pimpama, Ormeau and Willow Vale.
If you believe you or your property is under threat, call Triple Zero 000 immediately.
Stay up-to-date by visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.
For bushfire preparation tips, visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety.