Thick smoke haze from planned hazard reduction burn blankets Gold Coast

THE Gold Coast has been shrouded in a thick smoke haze this morning, as crews continue a number of planned hazard reduction burns across the city.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service along with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation is conducting the burn within protected estates from Blaksley Anchorage to Jumpinpin on North Stradbroke Island.

The burn-off began on Wednesday and is expected to last until next Monday.


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A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) spokesperson said City of Gold Coast is also conducting a hazard reduction burn at Range Road Reserve on Tallai Road in Tallai. It began on Wednesday and is scheduled to last until Friday.

A third burn-off is continuing within Nerang National Park today. As a result, smoke may be seen in the Nerang, Mount Nathan, Guanaba, Maudsland and Pacific Pines areas.

Residents in the area are being advised to close their windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by.

Smoke may also decrease visibility on roads so motorists are advised to drive with caution.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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can’t they do it in a better way? it made me sick.

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I live over the marine parade area and the smoke is terrible and very thick. I am battling to breath already and the haze over the water is terrible. This can’t be gopen is for the environment – let alone the fact we can’t breath in fresh air ?!?!

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So we compromise our health (had paramedics Come out due to this snake) in favour of protecting insurance. Profit over people ladies and gentlemen. Plain and simply