Fire breaks out on Gold Coast’s M1

A FIRE has broken out alongside the M1 on the southern Gold Coast.

Fire crews were called to the Currumbin Creek Connection Road off-ramp at Currumbin Waters just before 4pm.

It’s understood the fire is producing a large amount of smoke which is affecting visibility for traffic travelling through the Tugun Tunnel.


Drivers are urged to proceed through the area with caution and watch out for emergency services working in the area.

Meanwhile, crews are fighting a larger blaze that broke out at Upper Coomera around 3.30pm.

The fire is believed to be burning through bushland near the intersection of Reserve and Brygon Creed roads.

Three trucks were still on the scene at 4.20pm.

Residents in the area are urged to close their doors and windows and keep respiratory medications close by.

If you believe your property is under threat, 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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