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Straddie fire rolling blog latest update: Thursday 13 December at 11am


Thursday 13 December at 11am Storms, strong winds and rainfall expected from Friday. Residents are urged to be prepared for a severe weather event expected to begin on Friday, with storms, strong winds and rainfall continuing over the weekend. By late Sunday it is expected that the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen, currently a Category  Continue reading…

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Council committed to protecting community from fire risk


Redland City Council remains committed to protecting the community from fire risk, with work either completed or progressing well on the Fire Management Review’s 56 recommendations. Council today noted a progress update on the recommendations from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Report of July 2017 and resolved to seek a further update in April  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire rolling blog: latest update 10 December as at 4.10pm


4:10pm Monday 10 December 2018 STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 4.10pm Mon 10 Dec: https://t.co/P2obNEljMk — Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) December 10, 2018   1:10pm Monday 10 December 2018 NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND – bushfire as at 1.10pm Mon 10/12. No threat to property. Waterbombing aircraft working in area this afternoon: https://t.co/LKIRBvWB52  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 7.30pm on Sat 1 Dec 2018 – Lines strengthened ahead of strong winds with SMBI on smoke alert


Residents and visitors of North Stradbroke Island (NSI) and all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) are urged to stay alert ahead of strong winds expected Sunday through to Monday. Fire crews on NSI today focused on strengthening the south-eastern fire containment lines ahead of these expected weather conditions. The local fire ban for Redland  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 9.15am on Sat 1 Dec 2018 – Waterbombing and backburning continue on Straddie Fire


A fire continues to burn at 18 Mile Swamp, near Blue Lake on the eastern side of North Stradbroke Island and is currently located in the vicinity east of Enterprise Mine. There are no immediate threats to townships. Water bombing and backburning is expected to continue for several days. Currently the fire continues to burn  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 4.40pm Friday 30 November – Residents gather at North Stradbroke Island for community meeting


More than 60 residents attended the community meeting at Dunwich this afternoon to find out the latest information about the fire on North Stradbroke Island.

North Stradbroke Island residents have gathered at a community meeting in Dunwich this afternoon to find out the latest information about a fire burning in 18 Mile Swamp, near Blue Lake on the eastern side of the island. More than 60 residents gathered to hear from representatives from Redland City Council, QFES, Qld Police, Traditional  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 10.15am Friday 30 November – Generators, water bombing and a community meeting at NSI


While there are no immediate threats to townships, generators are being taken to North Stradbroke Island as a precaution. Water bombing and backburning are also continuing ahead of anticipated increased temperature and winds across the weekend. A community meeting is also planned for 3pm today at Dunwich community Hall, Ballow Street to provide the latest  Continue reading…

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