Monday, 21 September 2020
Hazard reduction burn planned for Mt French

A planned burn in the Mount French National Park will begin on Wednesday, June 24.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct the planned burn, as long as the weather holds up. 

Residents in Boonah, Dugandan, Mount Alford, Charlwood, and Fassifern Valley could be affected by smoke and have been asked to take caution while driving. 

The move to burn follows a meeting of residents with Parks and the local fire brigade in which plans were set into motion to help reduce the fuel loads on the mountain.

A QPWS statement said the aim of the burn is to reduce fuel loads and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas to help reduce the intensity of any future wildfires.

And also said would provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.