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Planned burns at Deepwater National Park


There could be some smoke in the area south of Gladstone today.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are doing some hazard reduction burns in Deepwater National Park near Agnes Water and Baffle Creek from June 23rd until the end of the month.

A Department of Environment and Science spokesperson says it's part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management.

"The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas," the spokesperson says.

"This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration."

Drivers are being urged to travel safely to conditions, as smoke can decrease visibility.

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