Fires come close to home

January was Australia’s hottest month on record. Bushfires raged across the eastern sea-board and Redland city endured emergency scenario’s on Stradbroke Island and were placed on alert during a bushfire in Birkdale. Redland City Officers sent two mobile fire trucks and crew to support Qld Fire Service pumpers at the Commonwealth Lands off Old Cleveland Road East as a grassfire threatened property and required a strategic back-burn.

I happened to attend and with permission of Fire Inspector Rob Boniwell, I was able to record this video as events unfolded that afternoon.


Remember that arson is a crime against people, property and the environment. Please show respect for these at all times and report any suspicious behavior to authorities.

Our community will become as safe as we make it, by working together in the best interest of all.

Emergency: 000

Capalaba Police: 3433 3333

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or (24hrs a day)


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