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- 24 July to 31 August 2020
- 24 July 2020 10:14am
This alert applies to the following parks:
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) wishes to advise that planned hazard reduction burning activities are scheduled to be conducted in these protected areas, during the current Summer to Spring burning period (January to August).
The weather and other conditions during this time are expected to be favourable for conducting these burns.
Affected sections of these protected areas will be closed during the burn and will not be reopened until it is safe to do so. All permits (including camping permits) for closed areas will suspended for the duration of the closure and commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders will not be permitted to enter closed areas.
Planned burns are vital for reducing the threat of severe wildfires in periods of very high fire danger and help protect life, property and maintain a healthy forest environment.
Fire is important in many southeast Queensland ecosystems to maintain the diversity of native plants and animals. Fire plays a vital role in renewing these systems through releasing nutrients, encouraging seed germination and providing ideal conditions for growth. Only a portion of the forest is burnt at any one time, this helps create a mosaic pattern that reduces the spread of wildfire and provides for variation in habitats for wildlife.
Please check this website regularly for detailed information about when and where planned burns will occur.
In an emergency situation, call 000.
For the latest information on fires in your area please contact QFES.
- 13 19 40