Gold Coasters are being warned not to be alarmed if they see or smell smoke today, with a hazard reduction burn planned for the hinterland.
With weather permitting, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a planned burn within the Cedar Creek area in the Corbould Section of Tamborine National Park.
According to QPWS, it’s part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.
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“The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas,” Queensland Parks said.
“This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.”
As a result, Tamborine locals are being warned smoke may be seen in the area.
Motorists travelling through the area are also being warned that smoke may decrease visibility on roads and are being advised to drive with caution and to conditions.
“Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions,” QPWS warns.
If you believe you or your property is under threat, call Triple Zero 000 immediately.
Stay up-to-date by visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.
For bushfire preparation tips, visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety.