QFES responding to fire in swamp area at Cunningham Avenue, Russell Island

AS AT 11.20am Wednesday 8 February 2017

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Russell Island Rural Fire Brigade crews are currently responding to a fire on Russell Island.

A large, fast-moving vegetation fire broke out earlier this morning and is burning in the vicinity of Cunningham Avenue and Glendale Road on Russell Island.

QFES has issued an ‘Advice’ alert. Residents should stay tuned to social media and local radio for updates and review their bushfire plan.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area. Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

Mainland residents may also notice smoky conditions due to the fire on Russell Island and an unrelated fire burning on Brisbane’s northside at Nudgee Beach and Boondall Wetlands.

There is currently no fire threat on the mainland area of Redland City.

Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website or listen to local radio.

For information on current bushfire incidents visit the Rural Fire Service.

Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning:

  1. Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.
  2. Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.
  3. Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan

For updates you can also visit:

  • Website
  • Facebook – no Facebook account needed to read updates
  • Twitter – no Twitter account needed to read updates
  • Disaster plans (safer places, evacuation routes, hazards information and more for your suburb)