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News in Brief: Cassowary Coast

6/August/2021

Planned burns in Maria Creek National Park

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burn operations within the Maria Creek National Park during August to October 2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction / conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Silkwood and Kurrimine areas.

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.

Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation and should close windows and doors. Keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness. 

For more information, please call the Innisfail office of the QPWS on 4241 8209.

Planned burns in Hull River National Park

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burn operations within the Hull River National Park during August to October 2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction / conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Lower Tully area.

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.

Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation and should close windows and doors. Keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness. 

For more information, please call the Innisfail office of the QPWS on 4241 8209.

Planned burns in Mount Mackay and Hull River National Park

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burn operations in the Mount Mackay and Hull River National Park from August to October 2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction / conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the East Feluga and Carmoo areas, and along the  Tully / Mission Beach Road.

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.

Persons with respiratory or other health problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation and should close windows and doors. Keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory illness. 

For more information, please call the Innisfail office of the QPWS on 4241 8209.

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