Smoke from Magnetic Island National Park
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a planned burn within the Curlew Flat area adjacent to Horseshoe Bay road on Monday and Tuesday, 19 and 20 July, 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 Carpark.
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.
For more information, please call QPWS Magnetic Island on 4778 5378.