News State Queensland North Stradbroke Island bushfire forces campers to evacuate
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North Stradbroke Island bushfire forces campers to evacuate

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About 900 campers on North Stradbroke Island off the south-east Queensland coast are being evacuated  amid concerns about a large bushfire in the Main Beach area.

There are fears a weather change may push the fire towards campground.

 

The slow-moving fire has been burning for several days and is now on the eastern end of Alfred Martin Way at Blue Lake.

There is no immediate threat to campers or property, but a predicted weather change in the next few days has prompted authorities to issue an evacuation order for hundreds of holidaymakers.

SES volunteers, Redland City Council officers and wildlife rangers will help with the evacuation operation.

 

A rest area will be set up at the Dunwich Community Hall for campers while they wait for a barge service to return to the mainland.

Several fire crews are continuing to monitor the blaze.

Tourists who are not planning to camp at Main Beach can continue to travel to the island.