QFES Bushfire Warning Northern Part of Bribie Island

At 3 pm Thursday :  Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to assist Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and HQPlantations at a bushfire burning at the northern end of Bribie Island.

Crews are building and strengthening containment lines on the eastern side of the island and undertaking backburning operations to contain the fire.

Earlier Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has advised Council of a bushfire incident at the northern end of Bribie Island.

It is understood this was originally a control burn that winds caused it to be for a period of time an uncontrolled burn, however emergency services are believed to be re gaining control

Please avoid the area.

Earlier Queensland Parks and Wildlife has been forced to evacuate campers north of Brisbane after a controlled blaze got out of hand.

Smoke haze may continue to affect nearby residents throughout the night.

The fire, which is in the national park and plantation forests at Top Swamp on the north part of Bribie, is heading east and is currently not near townships or threatening infrastructure.

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are assisting Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and HQPlantations at a bushfire burning at the northern end of Bribie Island.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze, which is posing no threat to property at this time.

Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the night.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife will investigate the cause of the fire.

For people with camping bookings over the closure period a booking change, refund or system credit will be available via the online booking system at www.qld.gov.au/camping

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

Please refer to the following QFES social media channels or website for the latest warnings and information about this incident:

Photo courtesy  Caloundra Electorate Office

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