Firefighters monitoring hotspots on North Stradbroke Island

FIREFIGHTERS continue to monitor a blaze burning on North Stradbroke Island.

The bushfire broke out in severe fire weather last week, sparked by a dry lightning strike.

Firefighters spent several days attacking the flames, as they consumed a large area of bushland.


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Smoke blanketed the Coast over the weekend before shifting with the wind and settling over Brisbane.

The fire is contained and is posing no threat to property.

Crews will remain on the scene over the coming days to monitor hotspots.

The smoke haze has since eased in the area, however residents on the island could still be affected.

Locals are urged to close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by.

If you believe you or your property is under threat, call Triple Zero 000 immediately.

Stay up-to-date by visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.

For bushfire preparation tips, visit ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety.

For information on road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

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