Firefighters work to tame ‘grim’ blaze at Gold Coast tourist spot Burleigh Heads National Park

Government are tracking stipulations at Burleigh Heads Nationwide Park after firefighters spent Sunday running to keep watch over a fireplace that ripped via the preferred vacationer spot.

Emergency crews have been referred to as to Burleigh Headland simply after 1:00pm the day gone by to a fireplace within the bush.

Sturdy marine winds had been fanning the flames as dozens of firefighters paintings to extinguish the blaze.

Government mentioned the fireplace used to be now extinguished however that they don’t know the way it began.

Jellurgal (Burleigh Headland) is a well known landmark at the Gold Coast, well liked by vacationers and locals.

Loads have been at the seashores at Tallebudgera and Burleigh on Sunday as the fireplace raged, gazing as water bombers turned around looking to include the blaze.

Beach in view with hill in background with smoke coming out from it.
QFES issued a smoke caution for Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera and Palm according to Surfing LA beach.(

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Hearth crews blocked off strolling paths inside the park, turning away holidaymakers who have been observed masking their faces and wiping particles from their eyes.

QFES issued a smoke caution for Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera and Palm according to Surfing LA beach as roads have been choked with thick smoke.

Water bombers have been grounded round 4:00pm and air operations have been compelled to stop after a civilian introduced a drone over the realm.

Police are investigating.

‘Grim’ scenario

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Bilinga station officer John McGhee says sturdy winds sophisticated the firefighting effort.(

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Bilinga station officer John McGhee, one in every of dozens of fireside staff at the flooring, mentioned there used to be a cocktail of difficult stipulations, together with sturdy winds, making operations tough.

“[The wind is] in fact fanning the flames, it is taken the small fires to make rather a big hearth.

“The wind forecast is identical form of wind we now have till 7:00pm, so therefore to get in and belt it … with a bit of luck the wind will prevent so we will do away with it.

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“It is a grim scenario.”

The density of bushland and far off get admission to made it tough for the greater than two dozen hearth crews to get admission to the web site.

“It is laborious to get to, that is the drawback. We will be able to’t force cars in, so our assault is from the air,” Mr McGhee mentioned.

Queensland Hearth and Emergency Services and products, Rural Hearth Provider, Parks and Natural world, police and ambulance are within the space.