Central Queensland bushfire prompts airlift from Curtis Island
RACQ Capricorn rescue chopper en route to Curtis Island on Monday afternoon. (Twitter: RACQ Capricorn Heli)
A rescue helicopter is en route to Curtis Island, north of Gladstone in central Queensland, to airlift five people believed to be in harm’s way from a bushfire.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue advised at about 5:40pm that its chopper was on its way to evacuate people under threat.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) said the fire was burning at the northern end of Curtis Island in the Spadely Settlement area, north of Narrows Monte Christo Road.
Shortly before 3:00pm, QFES advised that properties on the island were not under direct threat from the fire.
It is not known at this stage whether the people needing evacuation are locals or visitors to the island.