Long traffic delays after fire breaks out on M1

Lengthy delays are being experienced northbound on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon after a small fire broke out in bushland.

The blaze is understood to have started on the side of the M1 at Yatala around 12.45pm.

Queensland Fire crews have managed to extinguish the flames, however there’s still quite a bit of smoke in the area.


QFES is warning residents to “close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition”.

Meantime, motorists are being urged to use caution and drive to conditions.