CONTROLLED BURN: QFES are undertaking a controlled burn in Gayndah as part of Operation Cool Burn. Picture: File
CONTROLLED BURN: QFES are undertaking a controlled burn in Gayndah as part of Operation Cool Burn. Picture: File

Controlled burn underway in Gayndah

EMERGENCY services will be undertaking a controlled burn today in the township of Gayndah.

It will take place on John Taylor Rd from Shepherds Citrus end through to the Disaster Centre in Gayndah at 10.30am.

This burn is part of Queensland Fire and Emergency Service's Operation Cool Burn, an annual program to help reduce risks ahead of bushfire season.

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This is carried out in conjunction with the Department of Main Roads.

QFES will also be burning the paddock on the other side of the runway along Boyd Rd, Adelong St, and Don Kenny Drive.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said QFES, its partner agencies and landholders undertook Operation Cool Burn between April and August each year.

"Operation Cool Burn is about the protection of Queensland communities using various bushfire mitigation activities," Mr Crawford said.

"These activities include fire break upgrades and maintenance, slashing, community education and hazard reduction burning.

"Hazard reduction burning is already under way in many areas of the state to reduce fuel loads and some Queenslanders may have noticed smoke in the air as a result."


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