Smoke to linger for days ( admin posted on June 13th, 2018 )

A large smoke hazecontinues to lingeracross south-east Queensland as a number of hazard reductions burns and vegetation firescontinue to burnacross theState.
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The effect on the Redlands is coming from the Noosa area.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and theQueenslandParksand Wildlife Service will conduct another major backburning operation in theBeach Roadand Teewah Landing trackarea, betweenNoosaNorthShoreand Teewah, at6pm.

The operation is in response to a vegetation fire burning in the Cooloola Recreation Area of theGreatSandyNational Park.

Twelve QFRS crews will be conducting the backburning operation, which is expected to go well into the night.

Residents in the area have been informed of this operation, which will pose no threat to properties but will cause a smoke hazard in thesurrounding area.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and drive to conditions as visibility is low in some areas.

Residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed and, if they suffer from respiratory illnesses, keep medication close by.

If residents believe their home is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

The weather forecast for today is:Fine and mostly sunny, although some smoke haze, locally thick early morning. A hot day. Light to moderate N to NE winds, fresh about the bayside in the afternoon. Fire Danger: High.

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