Asthma sufferers warned as bushfire battle continues
ASTHMA sufferers have been warned to close their doors and windows today as multiple crews continue to battle a bushfire.
Thick smoke filled the air above southern parts of the Coast yesterday as campers were evacuated from Bribie Island.
One camper told the Daily that they received a call to evacuate at about 2.15pm yesterday and within two hours their campsite was engulfed by 25m flames.
A Department of Environment and Science spokeswoman said the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services were not conducting a controlled burn yesterday when the fire broke out.
“There is no threat to property or infrastructure,” the spokeswoman said.
“The cause of the fire will be investigated once it has been contained.”
Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews continue to assist QPWS and HQPlantations at the bushfire burning at the northern end of Bribie Island.
This morning crews were building and strengthening containment lines on the eastern side of the island in an effort to contain the fire.
Residents in surrounding locations may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call triple-0 immediately.