Burnoffs causing Bundaberg smoke cloud

Two hazard reduction burns in the region is resulting in smoke being in the air around Bundaberg. Picture: FILE

By Aaron Goodwin

Two hazard reduction burns taking place in the region are causing smoke in much of the air throughout Bundaberg today. (1 June)

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said that a hazard reduction burn from the Coonarr Rural Fire Brigade in Coonarr will be taking place throughout the reminder of the week.

There are no crews on the scene at the intersection of Coonarr Road and Coonarr Beach Road currently, with the crews to burn on and off throughout the week, weather permitting.

The spokesperson added that the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy is conducting a hazard reduction burn in Woodgate as well.

The hazard reduction burn is taking place at the intersection of Woodgate Road and Frizzells Road.

Smoke may impact residents and visitors to the area.

Residents in the nearby and surrounding areas should close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so motorists are urged to drive with caution and to conditions.