Thick smoke haze from planned hazard reduction burn blankets Gold Coast

THE Gold Coast has been shrouded in a thick smoke haze this morning, as crews continue a number of planned hazard reduction burns across the city.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service along with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation is conducting the burn within protected estates from Blaksley Anchorage to Jumpinpin on North Stradbroke Island.

The burn-off began on Wednesday and is expected to last until next Monday.


A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) spokesperson said City of Gold Coast is also conducting a hazard reduction burn at Range Road Reserve on Tallai Road in Tallai. It began on Wednesday and is scheduled to last until Friday.

A third burn-off is continuing within Nerang National Park today. As a result, smoke may be seen in the Nerang, Mount Nathan, Guanaba, Maudsland and Pacific Pines areas.

Residents in the area are being advised to close their windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by.

Smoke may also decrease visibility on roads so motorists are advised to drive with caution.