Island burn-off starts
Smoke Advice -Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burns on Fraser Island within the following areas between 31 July and 7 August 2015, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests:
• Happy Valley to Bogimbah
• Garrys Anchorage area
• From Awinya to Woralie in the west across to Dundubara to K'gari in the east
As a result, smoke may be seen in these areas.
The aim of these burns 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 drive safely to the conditions and follow directions from QPWS rangers. For more information, please call QPWS on 13QGOV. ENDS For further