Gold Coast Hinterland residents could experience some smokey conditions today, with a hazard reduction burn underway.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) are carrying out the burn in the Numinbah section of Springbrook National Park.
It’s happening around the Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre on the corner of Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd and Pine Creek Rd.
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It was due to ignite around 10.30am.
The burn is part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.
“Smoke may be seen in the vicinity of Numinbah Valley, Springbrook and Beechmont, including along Nerang-Murwillumbah Road and Pine Creek Road. Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation.
“During the planned burn operations traffic management will be in place near the intersection of Nerang-Murwillumbah and Pine Creek Roads. Please drive to conditions.
“Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and do not enter closed areas.
“Commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders are not permitted to enter closed areas,” the alert reads.
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