Thursday 4 September 2014
Redland City Council will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on Russell Island tomorrow Thursday 4 September 2014.
The planned burn will take place in the Whistling Kite Conservation Area, off Centre Road from 9am (weather permitting).
The planned burn is necessary to lessen the potential for fire by reducing fuel loads and to allow for the regeneration of native plant species.
The planned burn will only be undertaken if weather conditions are favourable and all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.
Anyone suffering from asthma or other respiratory conditions is encouraged to keep doors and windows closed and minimise their time outdoors.
Council is also reinforcing its message for residents to be bushfire ready with the State Disaster Coordination Centre issuing a fire warning for South East Queensland recently.
More information on how to prepare for bushfires is available at www.redland.qld.gov.au or www.fire.qld.gov.au.