Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising it is important that campers on Main Beach stay at their campsites overnight and do NOT use inland tracks.
There is no fire threat to campers who stay where they are. An “all clear” will be given tomorrow to leave Main Beach camp grounds. The only threat to people will be to those who venture into fire areas.
Alfred Martin Way (formerly Tazi Road) remains closed at the causeway on Main Beach meaning this route cannot be used at all.
Multi agency emergency staff including fire and council officers, under command of QFES, are working to contain the fire.
All townships on the island may experience smoke hazard. People with respiratory problems should stay indoors. For more information read the staying safe in smoky conditions information sheet from Queensland Health