Don’t be alarmed if you see some smoke around the Gold Coast this week, a couple of hazard reduction burns are taking place.
The burns are being conducted in preparation for fire season to help reduce the intensity and severity of bushfires.
From today, Gold Coast Council crews will conduct a burn at Miami Bushland Reserve.
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They’re already anticipating ‘minimal smoke and convection impacts’, but will also be using hydrants on Bardon Anue and Lutana Avenue.
That burn is only expected to last today.
Tomorrow, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services will be conducting a hazard reduction burn at Nerang Conservation Park.
Smoke may be seen in the vicinity of Clagiraba Road, crews warn.
“Smoke may impact residents and visitors to the area,” the state government advises on the Rural Fire Service website.
“Residents in the nearby and surrounding areas should close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.
“Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so motorists are urged to drive with caution and to conditions.”
For more information about upcoming hazard reduction burns, click here.