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Planned burns, also known as hazard reduction or prescribed burns, are undertaken during low risk periods. The aim of planned burns is to reduce ground fuel and lessen the impact of bushfires, reduce the threat to life and assets, while also protecting and enhancing the diversity and abundance of native plants and animals.
Before a burn takes place, an ecological assessment of each site is carried out to determine the environmental values that require protecting, such as hollows, nests, dens, and significant species.
As the burns are spot ignited and burn slowly at low intensity, these values can be protected from fire by raking and/or wetting around them. In addition, a wildlife spotter is on site before, during and after the burn to ensure the safety of all fauna.
The planned burn program will be undertaken dependent on weather, and therefore it is difficult to forecast the actual date of burns. Properties adjoining the planned burn locations will be letterbox dropped prior to the burn. Nearby residents who have subscribed to the MoretonAlert system will receive a SMS text and/or email notification the day before a burn proceeds.
Additional burns to those listed may be undertaken during the year dependent on the weather and site conditions, and notifications will be issued.
For more information about council planned burns in your area, contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on (07) 3205 0555.
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