Prescribed burn in Wondai area

A prescribed burn will be undertaken in the Wondai West Reserve area over the next few days. PICTURE: FILE

South Burnett Regional Council advises prescribed burn operations will be undertaken in the Wondai area.

The prescribed burn will be undertaken in the Wondai West Reserve, Wondai Charlestown Road Wondai from 3 to 5 June. This will be dependent upon weather conditions and brigade resources.

These operations are carried out by qualified and experienced operators.

Prescribed burns play an important part in wildfire mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

Residents and businesses around the burn area are reminded to take the following precautions during prescribed burn operations:

• Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes

• Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns

• Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage

• Remove washing from clothes lines

• Ensure pets have a protected area

• Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up and turn highlights on

• Sightseers must keep away from the burn zone for their own safety

If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties, reduce outdoor activities. If shortness of breath or coughing develops, take advised medical precautions or seek medical advice.

Residents are also reminded that dumping of household waste on Council land is not permitted and fines apply.

For further information contact Council’s Acting Coordinator Natural Resources on 1300 789 279, 4189 9100 or email