Fire burns close to homes and businesses in Nerang

FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a bushfire burning close to home’s and businesses on the Gold Coast.

Crews were first called to blaze burning in the area of Gilston Road and New Street, Nerang around 12:34pm on Sunday.


Location of the fire mapped out on Google Maps.


There was no immediate threat to people or property, however thick smoke issuing from the fire created a hazard for motorists. They were urged to avoid the area.

Flames had burned through bushland beside the My Centre Nerang Shopping Centre on Gilston Road.

Gilston Road

Thick smoke issuing from the large bushfire burning in Nerang. PICTURES: Supplied

Gilstron fire

Flames burning close to Gilston Road, Nerang. Motorists urged to stay off the roads in the area. PICTURES: Supplied