Coolum Beach vegetation fire: Thursday 19 January
  • Thursday 19 January 2017
Fire warningSixteen Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews and crews from Queensland Parks and Wildlife are on scene at a vegetation fire burning near the Sunshine Motorway, in the vicinity of Corbould Road, Banksia Avenue, Cinnamon Avenue and Research Street, Coolum Beach.

This fire broke out around 1.45pm and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to control the blaze and are undertaking operations to protect structures in the area.

This fire is generating large amounts of smoke, and residents may be affected throughout the afternoon.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Traffic closures are in place on the Sunshine Motorway.

Smoke can affect visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.