Planned Burning

Category:
Other
Applies:
22 April to 12 May 2021
Published:
22 April 2021 7:56am
ID:
20849

This alert applies to the following park:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) will be conducting planned burning within Eurimbula National Park for the month of April and May 2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen in Eurimbula, Agnes Water, Captain Creek, Turkey Beach and neighbouring areas. Smoke may be visible in these areas during the hazard reduction period as fire moves around within containment lines. The aim of this burning is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration. Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads so it is important that motorists in smoke affected areas drive safely to the conditions. Visitors and nearby residents should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness.

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