A major hazard reduction burn will begin in the Gold Coast Hinterland today, as crews prepare for the upcoming fire season.
The burn will take place in the Beechmont area over the next few days, with residents warned there will be plenty of smoke in the area.
It’s understood around 500 hectares of land will be burned off.
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The project was supposed to begin a couple of weeks ago but had to be put off due to unfavourable weather conditions.
SEQ Water Fire Officer Andy Chilton says the next few days are looking a lot better.
“Conditions are great going into the tail end of the week into the weekend, we’ve been looking very closely at the forecast in amongst some of the windy days we’ve just had.
“It’s actually an ideal opportunity to get this particular planned burn completed,” Mr Chilton said.
There’s a couple of burns happening around the Gold Coast today, one in Nerang National Park with smoke to potentially effect Pacific Pines, Gaven, Nerang, Mount Nathan, Clagiraba, Guanaba and Maudsland areas.
And Gold Coast Council is carrying out some bush fire planning in Springbrook as well.
For a full list of hazard reduction burn projects, click here.