A hazard reduction burn is planned near the Caloundra Airport on Thursday morning. Picture Glenn Hampson
A hazard reduction burn is planned near the Caloundra Airport on Thursday morning. Picture Glenn Hampson

Smoke warning as hazard reduction burn begins

Caloundra residents can expect smoke throughout Thursday into the evening as hazard reduction burn begins near the airport.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise the burn will begin midmorning adjacent to the Caloundra Airport.

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy is the authority responsible.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said heavy smoke could be present throughout the day and into the evening.

Affected residents are asked to close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications nearby.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.



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