Monthly Archives: January 2014

Straddie Bushfire Update – Operations still ongoing


Thursday 9 January 2014 as at 10.30am Fire crews overnight monitored fires burning in inaccessible country and strengthened containment lines in the vicinity of Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island. They also monitored for any breakouts in the area. Rain overnight was not enough to extinguish the fire but cooler weather today will help firefighters. Water  Continue reading…

Straddie Bushfire Update


As of 3pm: There are no reported injuries or fatalities on North Stradbroke Island. Fire crews remain on the scene at a large bushfire in the vicinity of Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise that firefighters are hopeful that water bombing from two fixed wing aircraft on a fire at  Continue reading…

Straddie bushfire updates: Wednesday 8 January


3.30pm – General update on Straddie bushfire There are no reported injuries or fatalities on North Stradbroke Island. Fire crews remain on the scene at a large bushfire in the vicinity of Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island … [Read more >>]     2.30pm – An update on Brown Lake (North Stradbroke Island) bushfires from  Continue reading…

The Watch and Act Message for North Stradbroke Island has been cancelled


Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Rural Fire Service Queensland crews continue their efforts to fight a large bushfire in the vicinity of Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island. Fire crews were successful in protecting properties in the Myora Springs and Gatumba Street area yesterday and worked throughout the night to strengthen containment lines in  Continue reading…

Watch and Act message CANCELLED


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has cancelled the watch and act message for the area around the Myora Springs on Straddie, below is the announcement from QFES. The WATCH and ACT Message for #Stradbroke Island has been CANCELLED and the following information is current as at 8.15pm. BROWN LAKE (North Stradbroke Island) – bushfire, Multiple #QFES and #RFSQ crews are at the  Continue reading…

Reduced ferry services to Straddie – Tuesday 7 January


2.30pm Tuesday 7 January – REDUCED FERRY SERVICES TO STRADDIE Due to windy conditions that affect loading and unloading passengers at Dunwich, Stradbroke Ferries’ fast walk on ferry is no longer operating this afternoon. In addition, only one vehicle barge is operating, the Quandamooka. The Big Red Cat is not operating. The Quandamooka will continue  Continue reading…

Straddie bushfire update: Tuesday 7 January


3pm – Tuesday 7 January The Queensland Rural Fire Service reports that: In addition to the Watch and Act Message for Stradbroke Island, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises multiple crews are responding to a bushfire currently burning in inaccessible country in the vicinity of Brown Lake. Crews are monitoring the situation and water  Continue reading…

North Stradbroke bushfire updates live: Tuesday 7 January 2014


We will be updating this page with all of the latest updates about Straddie on Tuesday 7 January 2014. 9.00pm Watch and act message CANCELLED for Straddie 2.30pm New update: Reduced ferry services to Straddie – Tuesday 7 January 1.20pm New update: Straddie bushfire update: Tuesday 7 January 9.10am New update: Straddie bushfire update: 9.10am Tuesday 7 January  Continue reading…

Straddie open for business and visitors: 7.30am Tuesday 7 January


North Stradbroke Island is open for business and visitors as of today following more than a week of severe bushfires. Emergency Services this morning lifted their advisory around non-essential travel to the island. Visitors and residents should be aware that some roads may continue to be impacted by operations of emergency services. Visitors are encouraged to  Continue reading…