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Smoke to clear today

A THICK BLANKET OF SMOKE has covered Biloela and surrounds today and over the weekend.

The smoke has come from a controlled burn at Kroombit Tops National Park.

Thangool Rural Fire Service Captain Don Baldwin said he has been speaking to the local ranger and they hope the smoke will clear today.

"Most of it all should be cleared today,” he said.

Mr Baldwin said the weather has brought the smoke down to the local townships.

"With all the wind we have had and the cold mornings the last two mornings, it's just pushed the smoke over the range,” he said.

"On the range there is a big gap up near Lawgi and it comes through there.”

"The wind has just carried it in.”

Mr Baldwin sent a crew up with the service's new truck getting a good workout.

"I sent a crew up on Thursday and they came home Saturday, spent two nights up there,” he said.

Mr Baldwin advised the controlled burn was precautionary ahead of summer.

"There is a lot of cars that go up there 4wding on weekends and they are just frightened it might get away,” he said.

While there was warning for fires over the weekend, Mr Baldwin said he they were more quiet than anticipated.

"I haven't had too much, only a couple of controlled burns,” he said.

"I thought Saturday there might have been a few with the winds but there wasn't.”

The local ranger was unable to be contacted as he was out of service.


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