**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**

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STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 10am Sat 15 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on the southern end of North Stradbroke Island.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 10am Saturday 15 December, a bushfire continues to burn within containment lines. Crews remain on the ground working to extinguish the fire, and waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area again today. 

Smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), and the southern areas of the Redlands coast. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions as there is a large amount of smoke in the area.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 10.45am Thu 13 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on the southern end of North Stradbroke Island.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 10.45am Thursday 13 December, a bushfire is burning within containment lines. Crews remain on the ground working to extinguish the fire, and waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area again today. 

Smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), and the southern areas of the Redlands coast. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions as there is a large amount of smoke in the area.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 1pm Wed 12 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on the southern end of North Stradbroke Island.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 1pm Wednesday 12 December, a bushfire is burning within containment lines. Crews will remain on the ground today, and waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area. 

Smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), Russell Island, and the southern areas of the Redlands coast. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions as there is a large amount of smoke in the area.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 10.30am Tues 11 Dec 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on North Stradbroke Island.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 10.30am Tuesday 11 December, a bushfire is burning within containment lines. Crews will remain on the ground today, and waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area.

Smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), and the southern areas of the Redland’s coast. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions as there is large amounts of smoke in the area.
 
Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Emergency Alert for Redland City Council as at 5.30pm Tues 11 Dec

Redlands City Council has issued an emergency alert telephone voice and SMS message to residents on North Stradbroke Island and Russell Island regarding the bushfire burning on North Stradbroke Island. Smoke from fires on North Stradbroke Island may present a risk to health, particularly to those on Russell Island. The message advises residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, to stay alert and take precautions to avoid the effect of the increased smoke hazards. The message further advises those with respiratory conditions to consider leaving the island until the air quality improves. Further information relating to the smoke hazard is available at - Emergency News at disaster.redland.qld.gov.au.

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STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 4.10pm Mon 10 Dec

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on North Stradbroke Island.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.10pm Monday 10 December, a bushfire is burning within containment lines. 
Crews will remain on the ground throughout this afternoon and overnight, and waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area throughout the afternoon. 

Smoke may continue to affect North Stradbroke Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), and the southern areas of the Redlands coast. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions to avoid the effect of the increased smoke hazards.
 
Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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North Stradbroke Island – bushfire as at 1.10pm Mon 10 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning on North Stradbroke Island. This fire is burning in an inaccessible area and is posing no threat to property at this time. Waterbombing aircraft will be working in the area this afternoon. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.