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Planned burn on Fraser Island to reduce risk of wildfires

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Wildlife officers will do a planned burn on K’gari (Fraser Island) in the Kingfisher South East and Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie) areas from Sunday until next Wednesday. 

The burn is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Kingfisher Bay and Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie) 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.

Last year, fire devastated 87,000ha of bushland on the heritage-listed site.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call the Eurong office of QPWS on 07 4127 9128.

[Photo: QFES image of Fraser Island on fire last year]