REDLAND firecrews are burning off 22 hectares of bushland next to the Redland Hospital complex in preparation for the coming fire season.
A large cloud of smoke can be seen over the Redlands causing concern for some residents.
Cleveland Area Inspector Rob Boniwell said now was the timely for residents, especially those properties back onto bushland, to prepare for the season, starting tomorrow.
“We are entering into a dry period and there is a lot of greenery around at the moment, but sooner or later it is going to turn brown,” he said.
“The campaign is called Prepare, Act, Survive which recommends people get a bushfire survival plan,” he said.
“Anyone can get the plan from their local fire station, online at the Queensland Fire and Rescue website, or they can make a phone call to the station.”
For more, read Friday’s edition of The Redland Times.