Fast-moving fire burns close to homes west of the Gold Coast

FIREFIGHTERS have stopped a fast-moving grass fire from reaching homes west of the Gold Coast.

Crews were called to the blaze, which is now about three hectares in size, burning near Rowe Road at Ferny Glen, south of Canungra just after midday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson tells myGC the fire is still “well and truly burning”, although is not posing any threat to property at this time.


“It appears the crews on the scene have managed to stop the fire from reaching homes,” the spokesperson said.

“But the fire is definitely not extinguished, it is still well and truly burning. Crews are on the scene backburning behind homes as a preemptive measure.”

Nine urban and rural crews were dispatched to fight the blaze, while PolAir assessed the danger from above.

Five rural crews remained on the scene at the time of writing.

The fire is likely to produce large amounts of smoke in the area throughout the evening.

Residents are advised to keep their doors and windows and closed and keep medications close by.

Northeasterly winds are likely to fan the smoke away from the Coast.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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