Residents warned of smoke as firies monitor Gold Coast bushfire

UPDATE @ 6.00 AM | Fire crews have spent the night working to contain a bushfire burning on the northern Gold Coast.

The blaze broke out in the vicinity of Upper Ormeau Road and north-east of Rowe Lane in Kingsholme around 2.00pm on Saturday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson told myGC firefighters have now contained the blaze and are currently in the “mopping up process”.


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They’re expected to remain on scene throughout the day patrolling the blaze, which thankfully isn’t posing any threat to properties.

However, nearby residents of Kingsholme, Cedar Creek and Ormeau are being warned they may be affected by smoke throughout the day.

“Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by,” QFES said.

“As smoke may reduce visibility, motorists travelling in the area should drive with caution and to conditions.”

EARLIER @ 4.30 AM | Fire crews are continuing to battle a bushfire burning on the northern Gold Coast.

The blaze broke out around 2.00pm on Saturday and is continuing to burn in the vicinity of Upper Ormeau Road and north-east of Rowe Lane in Kingsholme.

Eight fire crews remain on scene this morning, with another five en-route.

Thankfully the fire isn’t posing a threat to any homes at this stage, however nearby residents are being warned they will be affected by smoke throughout the day.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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