Crews conduct controlled burn on Stradbroke Island

MULTIPLE FIRE crews are completing a controlled burn around the Brown Lake area on North Stradbroke Island this afternoon, with the burn expected to continue into the evening.

The burn is taking place within fire containment lines but will cause a smoke haze, affecting the southern bay islands.

Crews continue to monitor mutiple other fires burning on the island and are extinguishing flare-ups as they arise.


The fires are not threatening any property.

Residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed, and if they suffer from respiratory conditions, to keep medication close by.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and be aware of fire crews working in the area.

The initial bushfire was sparked by a fierce lightning storm which marched over the area on December 29, 2013.

Since then, close to around 75-80% of the island has been impacted by fire.