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Planned burn today in Lockyer National Park

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are planning a burn-off in Lockyer National Park starting today
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are planning a burn-off in Lockyer National Park starting today

WATCH out for smoke haze today if you are in the vicinity of Lockyer National Park.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn within the national park, located north of Gatton, starting today.

Weather permitting, the burn will be part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the White Mountains, Murphy's Creek, Helidon and Seventeen Mile areas.

QPWS said the aim of this burn was to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the park.

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.

For more information, please call the Southeast Regional office of QPWS on 07 3512 2300.

Topics:  planned burn, qpws


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