Slight reprieve for Qld firefighters before conditions worsen again

Hundreds of fire fighters will be taking advantage of easing conditions across the state today, before they’re expected to escalate again over the weekend.

Seven ‘watch and act’ warnings remain in place across Queensland this morning, with more than 70 fires still burning.

Closer to home, crews will work to strengthen containment lines, with three blazes burning in the Gold Coast Hinterland.


All three are burning in Binna Burra and Lower Beechmont, though aren’t currently threatening any properties.

Nearby residents are being told to ‘stay informed’ today.

A total fire ban remains in place, with the fire danger still considered ‘very high’ on the Gold Coast.

Today the Gold Coast is in for light easterly winds and tops of 27 degrees, though it’ll heat up again tomorrow with 29 degrees, then 32 degrees on the way for Saturday.

Winds are also expected to strengthen again over the coming days which could pose a new threat.

We’re also being told to expect smoke haze around the Gold Coast today again, and those with breathing difficulties are being urged to keep medication nearby, and avoid going outside if possible.

For more information about fires across Queensland, click here.