Aerial footage shows the bushfire burning at Cooloola.
Aerial footage shows the bushfire burning at Cooloola.

BUSHFIRE ALERT: Three fires burning on the Coast

THREE fires are burning in the Noosa region this afternoon - two at Cooloola and a third has been reported at Eerwah Vale, near Eumundi.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are currently at the fire near Eumundi Kenilworth Road and Fleetwood Road, Eerwah Vale

Crews are working to contain the fire and smoke may affect the area. Residents are asked to close windows and doors.

Motorists have been advised to drive with caution and to the conditions.

QFES said the main Cooloola fire, which has been burning in the Great Sandy National Park since last week, poses no threat to property at this time.

Another fire burning near Rainbow Beach Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive, Cooloola Cove, is separate to the bushfire in the National Park.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and HQ Plantations crews are working to control the blaze.


Q AND A: Mindfulness teacher’s worst habit

premium_icon Q AND A: Mindfulness teacher’s worst habit

‘It’s not only OK to be imperfect, but it’s our imperfections that make us unique...

‘A great honour’: Former mayor humbled by prestigious award

premium_icon ‘A great honour’: Former mayor humbled by prestigious award

‘We went from fax machines to wearing a wristwatch that has more power than what...

Life stories ‘patched’ together in special exhibition

premium_icon Life stories ‘patched’ together in special exhibition

A local gallery is set to share stories told through patchwork and an alter ego at...