Controlled burns shroud suburbs in smoke

THICK smoke is blanketing parts of the Gold Coast from multiple controlled burns across the city.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a hazard reduction burn within the Pine Ridge Conservation Park at Coombabah, while council crews are burning off at Willowvale.

Thick smoke is billowing into the air from the blaze at Coombabah and is being fanned over surrounding suburbs by southeasterly winds.


The large smoke plume can be seen from right across the Coast.


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise smoke may directly affect Hollywell, Coombabah, Paradise Point, Hope Island and Runaway Bay.

The controlled burn is expected to last until Thursday.

The smoke seen from Runaway Bay | Source: Supplied/Jemma Kate

Residents in the area are being urged to keep their doors and windows closed, and respiratory medication close by.

Meanwhile, council crews are conducting a hazard reduction burn around Bardwell Drive at Willowvale, behind Upper Coomera.