Rain helps bring Straddie bushfire under control

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The islands of Moreton Bay are a favourite grey nomad destination

The large bushfire which destroyed four caravans, a large shed, a demountable house and cars on Queensland’s Stradbroke Island has been brought under control.
The blaze did most of the damage when it tore through the Myora area on Sunday, but light rain has since helped checked its progress.
At one point it threatened the small fishing and holiday town of Amity Point and residents were told to prepare to relocate as the fire bore down.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service’s incident controller, Rob Boniwell, now says the blaze on the island’s north is ‘pretty much’ under control.
“It’s burning within containment lines,” he told the Herald-Sun. “We are just patrolling and monitoring at the moment, and reinforcing some containment lines with backburning.”
Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Stradbroke Island feels likes a different world when contrasted the hustle and bustle of the Queensland capital … and it has long been a grey nomad favourite. While most of the southern part of the island remains accessible by 4WD only, the three main townships of Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout on the island’s north offer good safe access by sealed roads.

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