REVEALED: Why island remains on fire
Rural Fire Service Queensland Caloundra area officer Acting Inspector Andrew Allan said windy and dry conditions weren’t working in the favour of firefighters who continued to battle a blaze on Bribie Island.
A planned burn for the University of the Sunshine Coast was also postponed.
Mr Allan said crews right across southeast Queensland were working against unfavourable conditions.
“Heightened winds and low humidity have created a very high fire danger and that’s why the Bribie fire is going so well,” Mr Allan said.
“Southwest winds are coming in off the desert with very little moisture.
“As soon as the wind changes to southeast they will bring moisture off the ocean and the fire danger will be reduced considerably.”
Mr Allan said the winds were expected to change to south-easterly between 8pm and 10pm tonight, aiding crews to get fires under control and allowing planned burns to go ahead.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call triple-0 immediately.