North Stradbroke Island continues to burn after 16 days

FIREFIGHTERS remain on scene of a bushfire which continues to burn on North Stradbroke Island.

The blaze was sparked by lightning on November 28 as a series of severe storms swept through the area.

The Department Fire and Emergency Services says the fire continues to burn within containment lines and is not threatening properties at this time.


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Firefighters are still working to extinguish the fire and are being assisted by water-bombing aircraft.

As a result, smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, and the southern areas of the Redlands coast.

Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses, should stay alert and take precautions.

The fire is currently at advice level, with locals and visitors on the island urged to keep up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

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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