Popular tourist spot of Australia Fraser Island is on fire

Popular tourist spot of Australia Fraser Island is on fire

The fire on the world's largest sandy island off Australia's east coast has been raging for over six weeks.

According to a report by The Guardian, on Tuesday, the fire was burning on two fronts and was travelling south towards the Kingfisher bay tourism resort.

The current warning for Kingfisher Bay Resort is "prepare to leave".

"You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan", QFES said in a statement. Water bombing is planned to continue throughout today.

They have dropped over four million litres of water from some 40 aircraft this bushfire season, including more than one million litres of water on the Fraser Island bushfire.

"We really need rain and we're unfortunately not likely to receive it for some time", he said.

The climate change-fuelled fire season also killed or displaced almost three billion animals and cost Australia's economy an estimated $7 billion.

"This is actually change over crew", Mr Gill said.

QFES was finally able to take over management of the site from Queensland Parks and Wildlife at midday on Friday.

The island, which is also known by its indigenous name K'gari, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 for its unique forests and natural beauty.

Asked whether the response by PWS had been adequate, QFES incident controller James Haig said, "I don't know", but said they had "dropped an bad lot of water" on the fire since Friday.

"Business operators, residents and tourists are rightfully angry with the government's slow response and they deserve answers not excuses", he said.

But Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon defended the government's fire management on Fraser Island.

On the eastern side of the island, the fire is about 4km west of the Happy Valley community.

"Previous mitigation measures also involved 13,000ha per year on the island burned - more than the recommended five per cent".

Ms Bosamquet said the rangers and firefighters had told her how inaccessible the fires were.

The mobile phone footage shows a wall of thick smoke rising from the fire that's been burning for six weeks.

Mr Haig is Incident Controller of the fire and said the choice to have people vacate the resort by 10:30am Monday November 30 was a positive approach to protecting people's safety.

"That means the vegetation will rapidly be available for the fire".

Not only do the high temperatures make it hard for the firefighters to fight the flames, there are also hard-to-reach fires in the north of the island.

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