As of 3pm:
There are no reported injuries or fatalities on North Stradbroke Island.
Fire crews remain on the scene at a large bushfire in the vicinity of Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise that firefighters are hopeful that water bombing from two fixed wing aircraft on a fire at the southern end of the island around Native Companion Lagoon and aerial water bombing a fire at Brown Lake will have eased the situation. A helicopter is also being used for air observations.
The fire is not threatening any properties and is burning within containment lines.
The fire is causing a large smoke haze, with a south-easterly wind pushing smoke towards the Southern Moreton Bay islands.
Residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed, and if they suffer from respiratory conditions, to keep medication close by.
Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution and check with Council and Queensland Police Service as there is restricted access to some roads and camp grounds on the island.
Alfred Martin Way (also known as Tazi Road) will remain closed until tree felling can be undertaken in the Brown Lake area and all tracks are rendered safe. Redland City Council will send tree crews to the island tomorrow morning to undertake this work. An arborist is now on the island to assist emergency crews with risk-assessment of burnt trees and limbs to ensure public safety.
Brown Lake and Blue Lake remain closed.
The Dunwich Airport remains closed so that emergency services can use the airspace for aerial water bombing operations.
Main Beach south of the causeway remains closed.
The golf course has been reopened and people are being permitted on Alfred Martin Way to use the golf course.
Traffic is slowed in areas on East Coast Road, but the road remains opened.
Visitors are encouraged to check with their accommodation provider before travelling to the island. Those planning to camp at Main Beach should contact Straddie Camping on (07) 3409 9668, via email on [email protected] or visit the Straddie Camping Facebook page for specific information.