5 June 2024

SMOKE ALERT: Oyala Thumotang National Park (7 June)

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A smoke alert has been issued for Oyala Thumotang National Park ahead of a planned burn on 7 June. Photo: Cape York Weekly.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has this afternoon (5 June) issued a smoke alert ahead of conducting planned burns in Oyala Thumotang National Park on Friday.

QPWS said the planned burn would be carried out in Oyala Thumotang National Park, between Coen and Archer River, on 7 June 2024, weather permitting.

As a result of the planned burn, smoke may be seen in nearby areas.

Visitors to Oyala Thumotang National Park are asked to observe all signs, barriers, and directions from QPWS rangers during the planned burn, and reminded to never enter closed areas.

Planned burns are highly weather dependent, and generally require milder conditions and minimal wind.

Members of the public can stay up to date on the planned burn by using the Park Alerts feature on the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation website.

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