The Conservation Fire Management Team is undertaking a planned burn today, Thursday 15 August, in the Swampbox Conservation Area, Lot 900 Lyndon Road, Capalaba (see below – area within the red boundary in the centre of the map).
Queensland Fire & Rescue Service (QFRS) communication centre has been notified. The burn will be completed by this afternoon with mopping up of the fire site occurring until the area is safe. All residents surrounding the area have been notified via letter box drop.
Planned burns are necessary to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel to assist with hazard reduction and provide conditions essential for native plant species regeneration. It is appreciated that these burns may cause some inconvenience, however all attempts are made to limit any smoke hazards from the work.
For further information, please view the Fire management page on our website or phone our fire conservation officer on 3829 8456 or mobile 0418 874 104.