We will be updating this page with all of the latest updates about the Straddie bushfires on Monday 6 January 2014.
Police have revoked the Public Safety Preservation Act on Stradbroke Island.
The PSPA, that was enacted on Saturday December 4 due to bushfire activity, was revoked at 5.38pm this evening.
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance during this time.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.
Reports of rain on #Straddie
— Mardi (@mummycino) January 6, 2014
North Stradbroke Island residents are advised to remain alert but not alarmed as the fight continues to keep control of a massive bushfire which has now burnt for eight days.
— Redland City Council (@RedlandCouncil) January 6, 2014
New media release: Straddie bushfire update: 2pm Monday 6 January 2014
Watch Cameron Costello CEO of Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of #Straddie Camping talk about what the fires mean to the traditional owners.
QFES Inspector Phil Wilson talking about the Straddie fires a short time ago.
Live updates – Straddie bushfire community meeting
Redland City Councillor Craig Ogilvie and Sgt Peter Twort provide an update on the bushfire situation below
Main Beach campgrounds are still closed until further notice.
Cr Ogilvie closes meeting, round of applause.
Question when people can move back in near Gatumba St? QFES say human life is most important. People can return to homes but remain vigilant.
RCC confirm water towers full. Until mains electricity go back on, conserve water on Straddie.
Straddie Camping confirm they told campers to be prepared in case they needed to leave. One third of their staff were released from work due to fires near Dunwich.
What measures to protect power / water supplies now post fire? Energex confirm very short power outages this afternoon between 3-5pm when mains supply is being switched back on.
question from public – can pubs and clubs be informed of closures since that’s where some people are?
QFES thank community for giving all staff and volunteers cold drinks.
Public thank agencies for Facebook updates, asking if they can donate to emergency services.
Members of the public thanking QFES.
QFES confirm they lost a fire appliance (truck) in Straddie fires, no injuries.
Question from public – asking for hazard reduction burn on Rainbow? Not in current plans. QFES advise take issue up with State Government.
QPS says community support has been fantastic.
Redland City Council CEO says Energex are checking to make sure mains supply stable before switching back from generators. Generators may stay until tomorrow morning with storms predicted tonight.
Cr Ogilvie confirms non-essential to Straddie not recommended, this may change soon.
Cr Ogilvie thanks Australian Red Cross, QFES volunteer community educators and other volunteers.
Update from SES – they are staying on Island today to help. QPS thank them for their invaluable assistance. Round of applause.
Be careful on Straddie roads – aborists checking trees along East coast roads
QPS advises Public Safety Preservation Act for Straddie still in force.
Question from public about Disaster management plan- will go on front page of website this morning.
Cr Craig Ogilvie leads a round of applause for QFES.
QFES advise fires within containment lines.
QFES advise transfer back to mains power today, may be a short outage.
QFES advise Tazi Road closed. Smoke hazards on Straddie and Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
13,000-14,000 hectares burnt on Straddie.
QFES advises back burning successfully completed overnight. Crews on scene to guard against further embers. East Coast Rd open but expect delays. Checks on Main Beach campgrounds today. No threat to any community.
Cr Craig Ogilvie opens the meeting.
QPS confirm Key Holes, Brown Lake, Blue Lake and all inland tracks closed until further notice.
New media release: Straddie Bushfire Update: 7.30am Monday 6 January 2014
Good morning, we’ve just updated our Straddie bushfire: Frequently Asked Questions
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) January 6, 2014
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