North Stradbroke Island continues to burn after 18 days

WATER-BOMBING aircraft are still being used to fight a fire which continues to burn on North Stradbroke Island.

The blaze broke out 18 days ago, sparked by a lightning strike on Wednesday, November 28.

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


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The fire is burning within containment lines and is not posing a threat to any properties in the area.

People on the island are being urged to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes.

Smoke is expected to continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), and the southern areas of the Redlands coast.

Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, are urged to stay alert and take precautions as there is a large amount of smoke in the area.

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

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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