Fire crews battling large grass fire in Wongawallan

A number of crews are currently battling a large grass fire in Wongawallan, that has knocked out power to almost 500 properties.

The blaze is believed to have broken out in grass along Tamborine Oxenford Road just before 1.00pm after a tree fell onto powerlines.

It has now left around 493 homes and businesses in Wongawallan and 53 in Upper Coomera without any power.


A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson told myGC the fire is burning on the side of a hill near Timberview Drive.

Two crews are on scene at the moment, with a third currently en-route to help battle the flames.

Residents and motorists in the area are being warned they may be affected by smoke.