North Stradbroke bushfire updates live: Monday 6 January 2014


We will be updating this page with all of the latest updates about the Straddie bushfires on Monday 6 January 2014.

5.45pm

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The PSPA, that was enacted on Saturday December 4 due to bushfire activity, was revoked at 5.38pm this evening.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.

5.15pm

Reports of rain on #Straddie

4.30pm

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.

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3pm

Changes to Straddie waste collection services

2.15pm

2pm

New media release: Straddie bushfire update: 2pm Monday 6 January 2014

1.30pm

Watch Cameron Costello CEO of Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of #Straddie Camping talk about what the fires mean to the traditional owners.

1pm

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

12.13

Main Beach campgrounds are still closed until further notice.

 

10.43

Cr Ogilvie closes meeting, round of applause.

10.43

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.

10.39

RCC confirm water towers full.  Until mains electricity go back on, conserve water on Straddie.

10.36

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.

10.33

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.

10.30

question from public – can pubs and clubs be informed of closures since that’s where some people are?

10.29

QFES thank community for giving all staff and volunteers cold drinks.

10.29

Public thank agencies for Facebook updates, asking if they can donate to emergency services.

10.27

Members of the public thanking QFES.

10.26

QFES confirm they lost a fire appliance (truck) in Straddie fires, no injuries.

10.25

Question from public – asking for hazard reduction burn on Rainbow? Not in current plans. QFES advise take issue up with State Government.

10.23

QPS says community support has been fantastic.

10.22

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.

10.20

Cr Ogilvie confirms non-essential to Straddie not recommended, this may change soon.

10.19

Cr Ogilvie thanks Australian Red Cross, QFES volunteer community educators and other volunteers.

10.18

Update from SES – they are staying on Island today to help. QPS thank them for their invaluable assistance. Round of applause.

10.17

Be careful on Straddie roads – aborists checking trees along East coast roads

10.14

QPS advises  Public Safety Preservation Act for Straddie still in force.

10.13

Question from public about Disaster management plan- will go on front page of website this morning.

10.12

Cr Craig Ogilvie leads a round of applause for QFES.

10.11

QFES advise fires within containment lines.

10.10

QFES advise transfer back to mains power today, may be a short outage.

10.10

QFES advise Tazi Road closed. Smoke hazards on Straddie and Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

13,000-14,000 hectares burnt on Straddie.

10.08

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.

10.07

Cr Craig Ogilvie opens the meeting.

10.05

QPS confirm Key Holes, Brown Lake, Blue Lake and all inland tracks closed until further notice.

09.59

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People starting to take their seats for the 10am meeting in Dunwich.

09.46

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Australian Red Cross volunteers Liese, Hemi, Barbara and Ken at Dunwich Community Hall

09.42

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QFES Superintendent Mike Dwyer pictured with other QFES staff after some long shifts on Straddie

09.38

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There’s a a few small pockets of fire visible on Straddie from the water taxi this morning.

9am

New media release: Straddie Bushfire Update: 7.30am Monday 6 January 2014

8am

Good morning, we’ve just updated our Straddie bushfire: Frequently Asked Questions

More Straddie bushfire information is available on:

Redland City Council website – www.redland.qld.gov.au – and Facebook page

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website – www.fire.qld.gov.au – and Facebook page

Queensland Police website – www.police.qld.gov.au – and Facebook page

Energex website   – www.energex.com.au – and Facebook page.

 

One thought on “North Stradbroke bushfire updates live: Monday 6 January 2014

  1. Edie Hedderick

    I wish to thank all the people firefighters and volunteers for working so hard to save Straddie. My grandchildren daughter and son in law live in Dunwich.
    Thank you thank you from this Canadian Grandma.

    Reply

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