- Friday 18 August 2017
A temporary place of shelter has opened at Lake Kawana Community Centre at Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, as QFES attempts to bring a large scale bush fire under control at Caloundra South.
The fire is burning south of the Caloundra turnoff of the Bruce Highway, near Roys Rd, and is travelling towards the north-east.
At this time, no life or property is under threat.
Precautionary actions are being taken by QFES, which has more than 35 appliances in attendance, to protect people, property and animals.
Residents and visitors are asked to please avoid the affected area and precautions should also be taken due to the high amount of smoke in the Caloundra region.
Patience is required due to traffic congestion in the area and on the Bruce Highway.
If required, pets can be accommodated at council's Sippy Creek pound.