Planned burns get underway across the Far North

September 20, 2022 9:04 am in by


Three planned burns will get underway on Tuesday as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a series of planned burns in Wanjuru Swamp within Ella Bay National Park and smoke may be seen in the Flying Fish Point and Garradunga areas.

Tully residents will also be impacted from another burn on Mount Tyson within Tully Gorge National Park.

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While smoke may also be visible in the Moomin, Herberton, Carrington, Wongabel and Atherton areas because of a third burn within Herberton Range State Forest.

People with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on managing the potential impacts of smoke inhalation and should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness.

The aim of the 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 bushfires 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.

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