THE Queensland Fire and Emergency Service alongside the City of Gold Coast will this week conduct a series of hazard reduction burns behind Upper Coomera to reduce the risk of bushfire.
The permitted burns commenced today in the Wongwallen area and will be carried out over the remainder of the week.
Minimal disruption to residents is expected, although large volumes of smoke will be visible.
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Authorities will be door-knocking residents adjoining burn locations to provide information regarding bushfire protection and preparedness leading into this year’s fire season.
Residents with health issues associated with smoke are encouraged to contact the City’s Natural Areas Management Unit on 07 5581 6984.