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.
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.