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- **CURRENT AND UPCOMING HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS**
The below list includes details on the hazard reduction burns Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has been notified of. Residents may be affected by smoke and are advised to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close by if needed. Smoke may decrease visibility on roads so motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.
Monday, 24 June – Sunday, 30 June
LITTLE MULGRAVE NATIONAL PARK (near Cairns): The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct several hazard reduction burns this week on the eastern and western side of the Gillies Highway near Little Mulgrave National Park. Motorists in the area should drive to conditions.
Thursday, 27 June - Saturday, 29 June
FAIRYLAND: The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is conducting a hazard reduction burn in the Nudley State Forest, North of Jandowae. Smoke may affect Milky Way Road at Fairyland and Burra Burri Road.
Saturday, 29 June
MOURA: QFES will be conducting several hazard reduction burns in the Moura area (weather permitting). Streets affected include Dawson Highway, Nobbs Street, Moura Bindaree Road, Moura Theodore Road, Gillespie Street, Leichhardt Street, Herzog Street, Widderick Street and Mcrae Street.
Tuesday, 11 June – Tuesday, 30 August
FRASER COAST: The QPWS plans to conduct hazard reduction burns within the Fraser Coast region. Smoke may affect areas including Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Burrum Heads, Vernon State Forest, Walligan, Maroom and Tinnanbar.
Monday, 17 June - Sunday, 1 September
NORTHERN QUEENSLAND: The QPWS plans to conduct hazard reduction burns within several National and Conservation Parks near Townsville, including Town Common, Cape Pallarenda, Bowling Green Bay and Pinnacles (weather permitting). Smoke may affect surrounding areas, including the western side of Mt Elliot.
Friday, 21 June - Tuesday, 25 June
TOWNSVILLE: The Department of Defence will conduct planned burns at several locations within Lavarack Barracks. Smoke may be seen in the immediate area and around Townsville.
Monday, 1 July – Friday, 5 July
NAGOORIN (near Boyne Valley): The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) will be conducting several hazard reduction burns in Asset Protection Zones near Gladstone Monto Road, Nagoorin. These zones are located in the bushland areas between the houses, as well as town infrastructure, and the fire breaks.19 minute(s) ago
- 🦆 It’s been great weather for ducks, but not so great for our town water dam levels which are under 70% right now.
So to get us through to the next rainy season, join this little black duck (OK, yellow duck!) in making some simple changes in everyday habits like:
💧 Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth
💦 Limit the length of showers
🔧 Check for leaky taps and pipes
🌱 Mulch your garden
For more tips visit: logan.qld.gov.au/waterwise
Watch this video to see why rain sometimes doesn’t increase our dam levels that much: http://bit.ly/2LmEzZv17 hour(s) ago
- A great day (and fantastic view!) at the office for our crews at Zillmere this morning.19 hour(s) ago
- 🌈 Did anyone see the stunning double rainbow at their station this morning?
Make sure you stay safe and bring a brolly if you’re out and about today, it’s going to be a wet one SEQ! ☔️22 hour(s) ago
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