A bushfire that’s been burning in the Gold Coast Hinterland for more than a week has flared up again today, with a Watch and Act warning now in place.
The slow-moving blaze is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Duck Creek Road and Cainbable Creek Road in Cainbable.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Spokesperson said the fire has now jumped Duck Creek Road and is likely to impact Cainbable Creek Road.
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Crews are desperately working to contain the flames, but firefighters warn they may not be able to protect every property.
Water bombing aircraft have also been called in to assist crews on the ground.
Residents are being told to be ready to follow their bushfire survival plans.
“If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly,” QFES warned.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
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.