Fraser Island burns: Where the smoke will be
THE Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct planned burns on Fraser Island later this month.
The department has issued smoke advice for southern Fraser Island (K'Gari) and Great Sandy National Park.
The planned burns will take place within the Snout Point area between July 26 and August 31, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.
As a result, smoke may be seen between Dilli Village and Hook Point.
The aim of this burn 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.
For more information, please call QPWS on 13QGOV.