M1 fire sparks delays on northern Gold Coast

A grass fire has sparked major delays on the Pacific Motorway this morning.

The blaze broke out in the centre median strip near the Exit 62 off ramp at Helensvale just before 11.00am on Wednesday.

Two fire crews are currently on scene working to extinguish the flames.


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Motorists are being urged to travel with caution with smoke affecting visibility in the area.

“Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area. Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition,” QFES warned.

“Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.”

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Another fool throwing a cigarette butt out the window.

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Sounded like some idiot threw out a cigarette butt 😡