FIREFIGHTERS and City of Gold Coast personnel will next week commence a large hazard reduction burn at Bonogin as part of final preparations for the up coming bushfire season.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ (QFES) Gold Coast Bushfire & Mitigation unit have joined forces with rural fire volunteers and the City of Gold Coast to conduct the burn as part of Operation Cool Burn.
The burn is scheduled to begin on Monday and Tuesday between Smith Road and Chesterfield Drive and will continue on Wednesday and Thursday at Bromfield Drive Bush Reserve, Bromfield Drive, wrapping up on Friday at Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Court.
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The large burn-off is expected to produce a large volume of smoke in the area.
QFES Bushfire Education Officer Len Jeavons said the fire service spent months analysing fire weather conditions and planning in preparation for bushfire season as part of the Operation Cool Burn mitigation season.
“Burns around Bonogin will start on Monday, continuing throughout the week in various pockets,” Mr Jeavons said.
“Local landholders, including council and private landholders, have made a commitment to take on the responsibility to address further mitigation measures in the near future and reduce fuel loadings in this area.
“These burns demonstrate how a single community can work together with all levels of government to reduce the risk of bushfire as part of a long-term project and produce positive outcomes for the community and its residents.”