Craig Warhurst

Two fires buring on Fraser Island since NYE, contained

TWO fires burning on Fraser Island since New Year's Eve have been contained.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife rangers were patrolling containment lines this week, to ensure the blazes didn't break out again.

"The fires pose no immediate threat to campers and infrastructure, however rangers will continue to closely monitor and patrol containment lines as the dry conditions and high temperatures persist," a QPWS representative said. The Coolooloi Creek camping ground on the southern end of the island has been closed due to the fires and bans on campfires across Cooloola, Inskip Point and Fraser Island remain.

The Department of National Parks has advised that until further notice, open fires must not be lit anywhere on Fraser Island, including in fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point or in Cooloola, including Teewah Beach and Poverty Point campgrounds and in the Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area.

Open fires are defined as wood fires not fully self-contained, including open campfires, braziers, drums, other open containers, and QPWS supplied fire-rings and barbecues.

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