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.


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

For bushfire preparation tips, visit

For information on road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit

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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