Moreton Island Bushfire as seen from Bribie Island

November 18, 2019

A fire on Moreton Island near the township of Cowan Cowan, which was sparked by lightning.

Residents of the town of Cowan Cowan on Moreton Island were told to leave on Saturday after a fire broke out, reportedly caused by lightning.

Early on Sunday Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the bushfire had burned around the township and was heading north towards Bulwer.

Severe conditions are also expected in the Southeast Coast area, the Maranoa and Warrego district, and the Central Highlands and Coalfields region from Emerald and south to the Carnavon Ranges.