Bribie Island National Park Fires

Last month the Bribie Island National Park became under siege of bush fire with reports of this being a permitted fire that spread out of control.

State Member for Pumicestone, Simone Wilson said that the Island is incredibly vulnerable when fires get out of control.

“Not only is there a risk for residents who live on the Island, our precious wildlife can be destroyed as we saw in these recent fires”, Ms Wilson said.

“These types of situations can escalate very quickly and it is a major concern to me that we have a one lane exit off the Island if we had to evacuate.

“I immediately contacted the Minister for Environment when I became aware of the recent fire and asked for a full briefing.

“I was first told that the fire was a result of a permitted burn that accelerated out of control due to the weather conditions, and then advised a few days later that this was not the case”, Ms Wilson said.

It appears that no one knows how this fire was able to get out of control.

“I am still waiting on answers as is most of my community”, Ms Wilson said.

“It is an absolute tragedy that this uncontrolled fire engulfed the Northern section of Bribie Island and resulted in the demise of many of our Native Flora and Fauna.

“I have called on the Minister to fully investigate this fire and made it clear that I want a copy of any report on the incident.

“Our local and rural fire brigades are to be commended for their work in containing this fire.

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