A hazard reduction burn of Bribie Community Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach is scheduled for Friday 31 July 2015. The burn is required to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, thereby reducing potential bushfire hazards. The burn will also assist in providing conditions essential for native plant species regeneration.
Smoke is likely to be generated during the burn. We are aware that this may cause some inconvenience; however, all attempts will be made to limit any adverse impacts on nearby residents.
Residents and businesses around the hazard reduction burn areas are reminded to take the following precautions:
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
- Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
- Retract pool covers and shade structures to prevent ember damage
- Remove washing from clothes lines
- Ensure pets have a protected area
- If driving through smoke, vehicles must slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
- Sightseers must keep away from the burns for their own safety.
If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties, reduce outdoor activities when smoke levels are high. If shortness of breath or coughing develops, take advised medical precautions or seek medical advice.
In an emergency call 000.
For further information on this burn, please contact Council on (07) 3205 0555 or alternatively information can be found at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/disaster.