WATER BOMBER: A helicopter drops water on a fire in February. Picture: Marc Stapelberg
WATER BOMBER: A helicopter drops water on a fire in February. Picture: Marc Stapelberg

Water bombers called in to battle island blaze

HELICOPTER water bombers have been deployed to help fight an island fire that continues to burn.

The Bribie Island fire, which engulfed campsites yesterday, is currently burning down the narrow coastal strip between the beach and the Eastern Boundary Track.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing to work with Queensland Fire and Emeregency Services and HQ Plantations to contain the bushfire.

Heavy machinery is working to construct fire lines in the area ahead of a predicted wind change expected tonight.

The firefighting helicopters have been dumping water on the fire front throughout the day.

There is no threat to property or infrastructure and the cause of the fire will be investigated once it has been contained.

QPWS were not conducting planned burn activities yesterday.

A wind change predicted tonight is expected to lessen the fire danger.



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