Spectacular sight at conservation burn
HAZARD burning in the Mt Walsh National Park created a spectacular view for kilometres.
Queensland Fire & Rescue Services - Bundaberg Rural Operations acting area director Craig Magic said Queensland Parks and Wildlife officers carried out a conservation burn in the Biggenden area as well as Berron near Mundubbera.
“A conservation burn is a low intense burn to reduce the fuel hazard and to retain as much of the natural habitat,” he said.
“At present there is lots of fuel due to the recent rain.”
Rural Fire Service Queensland North Coast acting regional manager Gary McCormack said the burns signal the start of ‘Operation Cool Burn’ and the bushfire mitigation season.
“‘Operation Cool Burn’ will see QFES along with partner stakeholders the Department for Environment and Heritage Protection, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, local councils and landholders undertake mitigation activities across the State to reduce fire risk in bushfire-prone areas,” he said.
“Every landholder should take this opportunity to get involved with ‘Operation Cool Burn’ by considering the need to reduce fuel loads on their land.”
BURNING: A control fire in the Mt Walsh National Park taken from the Biggenden airstrip.