Straddie Bushfire Update As at 10am Sunday 2 December 2018


A fire continues to burn at 18 Mile Swamp, near Blue Lake, in a southerly direction. There are no immediate threats to townships.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast an expected wind change early tomorrow morning (Monday 3 December 2018).

Wind is expected to blow north towards Dunwich initially in the early hours of tomorrow morning, bringing increased smoke to the township.

Another wind change is then expected by the early afternoon tomorrow, with the wind then coming from the east blowing smoke towards the west coast of the island.

Winds blowing to the west coast of the island will mean an increase in smoke blowing over the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and southern mainland Redlands Coast by early afternoon tomorrow.

The fire is currently south-east of Enterprise Mine.

Water bombing and backburning continue today.

A fire ban for Redlands Coast has currently been extended until 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 December. It is possible it will be extended.

There is no camping at Main Beach and the beach is closed south of Alfred Martin Way

All internal walking tracks within national parks on the island are temporarily closed due to the risk of wildfires.

Exercise caution when travelling around the island and do not enter closed areas. Do not ignore road closures signs. It is unlawful and dangerous to do so.

To report any wildfires call 000.

Redlands Coast disaster website: redland.qld.gov.au (includes multi-agency and Council information).Keep up-to-date and share information with family and friends:

  1. The Disaster website and Council social media is also accessible from Council’s website: redland.qld.gov.au.
  2. 612 ABC Radio
  3. Local radio BayFM 100.3
  4. QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
  5. Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
  6. Council’s Twitter https://twitter.com/RedlandCouncil and Facebook accounts https://www.facebook.com/RedlandCouncil/