Update on Fraser Island bushfire

The changed wind conditions from the north to the south east have this morning brought some welcome relief to the firefighting efforts on K’gari (Fraser Island).

With the fire continuing to burn in vegetation in remote parts of the island, the strong northerly winds which have been pushing the main fire-front further south have abated in favour of a southerly change which gives firefighters an opportunity to build and strengthen containment lines.

Smoke may impact townships and campsites along the island’s eastern beach and the adjacent mainland over the coming days. Beach drivers should exercise caution when traversing the eastern beach, and in any situation along the coast where smoke may impact visibility.

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