A fire burning on Fraser Island becomes a focal view point for Inskip campers.
A fire burning on Fraser Island becomes a focal view point for Inskip campers. Tanya Easterby

Smoke cloaks Fraser Island

FIRE burning on Fraser Island yesterday was an eyesore for campers looking from Inskip Point.

Smoke billowed hundreds of metres into the air, blanketing Hook Point across the southern tip of Fraser Island to the Sandy Strait.

Smoke blew across Camp Kerr, leaving bathers and beach fishermen undisturbed.

An online update from the Rural Fire Services Queensland suggested crews had been deployed to the blaze but that it did not pose any immediate threat.

Three fires in total were reported to be lit along the Cooloola Coast on Monday, all of which continued to burn yesterday.

A vegetation fire continued to burn yesterday morning at Cooloola after it was reported on Monday. The blaze was alight along Cooloola Way but also not posing an immediate threat.

Two vegetation fires were reported on Fraser Island - one on Happy Valley Rd and one along the Fraser Island Beach Track.

With a maximum temperature of 36 degrees expected today, the Gympie region will face a high to very high fire danger.

The fire was one of several around the state yesterday, with blazes alight on Stradbroke Island and at others at Boondall, Nudgee and Banyo to the south.

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