Warm and windy conditions spark several fires across coast

Strong winds and hot conditions have sparked a number of grass fires across the Gold Coast this afternoon.

One blaze is burning on Tangenong Place in Burleigh Heads, with two fire crews on scene and another en route.

The vegetation fire erupted just before 3.30pm, with Queensland fire crews warning residents in the area they may be affected by smoke.


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Another blaze is burning on Nancol Drive in Tallebudgera Valley, with two crews currently working to extinguish the flames.

“Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition,” QFES warned.

“Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions. If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.”

Meanwhile, an out of control bushfire is continuing to burn at Duranbah in the Tweed Shire.

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The blaze is burning close to the Pacific Highway and has already spread across 164 hectares with fire crews struggling to get the upper hand on the flames.

Thankfully no homes are under direct threat, however locals are being urged to keep their eye on the situation.

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