Gold Coasters are being warned not to be alarmed if they see or smell smoke today, with a number of hazard reduction burns taking place across the city.
With weather permitting, fire crews will be conducting a planned burn at Production Avenue Reserve in Molendinar.
Another burn is expected to begin today in the Nerang National Park and continue until Friday 2 August.
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The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in the north west section of Nerang National Park.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says residents in the area may be affected by smoke, with locals urged to close all windows and doors and to keep respiratory medication close by.
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.
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.