Fire crews are currently on the scene of a grass fire which has broken out in Helensvale this afternoon.
The blaze is burning near Rugby Lane, with at least six fire crews working to extinguish the flames.
The warning level for the bushfire remains at ADVICE, with residents being told to stay informed.
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“You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes,” QFES warned.
No homes are under threat at this stage, however Gold Coast City Council has confirmed the nearby Helensvale Aquatic Centre has been evacuated as a precaution.
“The pool will remain closed until further notice”, council said.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a fire in adjoining bushland, Helensvale Aquatic Centre has been evacuated.
All customers have been safely evacuated and fire crews are now on the scene.
The pool will remain closed until further notice.
— City of Gold Coast (@cityofgoldcoast) November 13, 2019
Residents are being urged to close their windows and doors with a large amount of smoke likely to impact the area.
Motorists are also being urged to drive with caution.
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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.