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Residents warned “remain vigilant” as bushfire burns in Gold Coast Hinterland

Fire crews have spent the last week battling a bushfire quietly burning in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The blaze in Cainbable first broke out on Thursday December 12, however it flared up yesterday, forcing crews to issue a ‘Watch and Act’ alert for residents in the area.

It has since been downgraded to ‘Advice’ level, thanks to easing temperatures and improved conditions overnight.


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A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokesperson told myGC the large fire is continuing to travel in a southerly and westerly direction towards Kerry West Road, Junction Road and Duck Creek Road.

The spokesperson says it’s burning in difficult terrain, making it harder for fire crews.

“Fire activity has eased due to improved overnight conditions and the efforts of firefighting crews, however this could change and people in the area should stay informed,” the spokesperson said.

People in the area are being warned they will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

No properties are under threat at this stage.

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