Park Alert - Prescribed Burn Orchid Beach Service Station and Airstrip Blocks

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
14—30 June 2022
Published:
15 June 2022 10:55am
ID:
22110

This alert applies to the following park:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a prescribed burn between 14 June 2022 to 06 July 2022 as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

These burns are being undertaken to help protect life and property in the event of a wildfire.

Smoke may be seen in the vicinity of Orchid Beach Township, Waddy Point Camping areas and beach camping zone 8 (Marloo, Ocean Lake, Duling). Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation.

Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering buildings and vehicles, and remove washing from the clothesline.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

Please observe and adhere to all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and contractors, and do not enter closed areas or exclusion zones.

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