Fire crews have been battling a blaze that broke out in the loading dock of a popular Broadbeach shopping centre.
The blaze started in a cardboard compactor under the Oasis shopping centre on Charles Ave around 3pm.
Witnesses report thick plumes of smoke in the vicinity which has also triggered the fire alarms inside the shopping centre.
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Some shoppers report having to be evacuated however a QFES spokesperson has told myGC it wasn’t required.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.