Community announcement – planned burn
Smoke from Magnetic National Park
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) will conduct a planned
burn within the Curlew Flat area adjacent to Horseshoe Bay road on Thursday 15 July 2021,
weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for
parks and forests.
As a result, smoke may be seen along the Horseshoe Bay road between Alma Bay and the Forts
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
For more information, please call Magnetic Island office of QPWS&P on 4778 5378.