On Friday 7 August 2015 a planned hazard reduction burn was conducted in the eastern and southern areas of Plunkett Regional Park, under the control of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
Monitoring and mopping up operations continued over the weekend and into the following week.
Temporary signs were placed at Park entrances advising closure for safety reasons.
QPWS undertook the burn with Logan City Council (LCC) rangers and local Rural Fire Brigades to mitigate the effects from possible wildfires and promote ecosystem health. The burn also helps protect neighbouring properties adjacent to Plunkett Regional Park.
Crews from both Tamborine and Cedar Creek/Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigades showed off their skills and experience during the event, and Logan Village Rural Brigade also had a crew on standby.
This fire management activity was a great example of how the community and several fire agencies can work together to protect local values in and around the Plunkett/Wickham protected areas.
The contribution from the local brigades was integral in achieving a positive and safe outcome. Rural Fire Brigade assistance meant QPWS could deploy some of their resources to other fires around the region to ensure other high priority burns could be undertaken on the same day.
QPWS will be undertaking more burning in the area in the coming weeks. Smoke alerts will be released leading up to these activities through local media outlets.