Firefighters to finally leave Straddy

Queensland fire crews are preparing to leave North Stradbroke Island after battling ongoing blazes for two weeks.

On Sunday night, firies conducted their final monitoring and mop-up of the bushfire as they prepare to leave the island on Monday afternoon.

The Local Council and Parks and Wildlife Service will now be in-charge of keeping an eye on any further flare-ups.


It all began with a grassfire on 29 December in the Blue Lake area that went on to burn 60 percent of North Straddy.

16,200 hectares of land has been blackened, leaving locals and tourists on edge well into the New Year.