Firefighters Battle QLD’s Fraser Island Bushfire on Multiple Fronts

By AAP
November 14, 2020 Updated: November 14, 2020

Firefighters battling a massive month-old bushfire on Queensland’s Fraser Island face another challenging day.

The fire is burning on multiple fronts 1.2 kilometers north of Cathedrals Beach campground and headed south, the Department of Environment said on Sunday.

“Conditions are breezy. It’s forecast to be a hot one. As the temperature rises that will likely ramp up the fire,” a spokeswoman told AAP.

Tourists are believed to have started the blaze after they lit an unauthorised campfire about a month ago.

Queensland Fire and Emergency crews are assisting rangers on the World Heritage-listed national park.

Campers who were near to the fire have been evacuated to the southern end of the island.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency service warned on Saturday the blaze is expected to impact on the local community.

It said people should follow their bushfire survival plans.

“Your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so,” the service said.

“If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.”