A controlled burn in Helidon is the cause for a lot of smoke in the Lockyer Valley today.
A controlled burn in Helidon is the cause for a lot of smoke in the Lockyer Valley today.

Smoke spotted billowing across Lockyer Valley from Range

DRIVERS descending the Toowoomba Range can see smoke billowing from below – but Queensland Fire and Rescue has confirmed the source of the smoke is nothing to be worried about.

A spokeswoman from QFR said a vegetation fire on Airforce Rd, Helidon, which had been burning since 8.30am, was a controlled blaze.

“It’s a mitigation burn conducted by Queensland Parks and Wildlife – it’s a pre-organised and permitted burn,” the spokeswoman said.

“We’re assisting them but it’s a Parks burn.”

The Gatton Star has contacted Queensland Parks and Wildlife for comment.


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