PLANNED BURN: McEuen State Forest

QPWS advises people to take care during a planned burn within McEuen State Forest in Wondai. Picture: ON FILE. 247174_01

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a planned burn within McEuen State Forest on Thursday, 12 August (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 Wondai area, particularly in the vicinity of Old Wondai and Besson’s roads.

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.

People in the area with medical conditions affected by smoke are encouraged to take appropriate precautions.

For more information, please call the Toowoomba office of the QPWS on 4529 8334.