Cherbourg council and Queensland fire and emergency services have been working closely to formulate the Cherbourg Bushfire Risk Mitigation Plan for 2021.
The plan outlines Operation Cool Burn 2021 which takes in the cooler weather of April to August to conduct
Fuel reduction burns in the areas of grass and bushland surrounding Cherbourg town limits.
Planning included mapping and construction of bare earth fire breaks with a contracted grader and councils tractor and blade .
Council also constructed mowed and whipper snipped grass breaks behind houses in the most fire prone areas.
Cherbourg council farm staff ,Cherbourg fire station and nearby Tablelands rural fire service staff have started burning and will continue cool burns for the next 2 months.