NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND BUSHFIRE UPDATE: 10.15am Wednesday 4 December


Fifteen Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at the bushfire burning approximately 2km south of the Yarraman Mine.

Crews worked through the night to conduct backburning in the area. The fire is burning within containment lines and poses no threat to property.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has closed Blue Lake National Park and Fishermans Road as a precaution.

There is a significant amount of smoke about on Straddie – residents of Amity Point and Dunwich are advised to close windows and doors. Residents suffering from a respiratory condition should keep medication close by.

Motorists are advised to drive carefully and to conditions.

Further advice about Staying safe in smoky conditions can be found in this Queensland Health  fact sheet http://www.health.qld.gov.au/disaster/documents/bushfire-smoke.pdf