The Kingfisher Bay Barge pulls into River Heads with people leaving Fraser Island as a bush fire burns in the background. Photo: Stuart Fast
The Kingfisher Bay Barge pulls into River Heads with people leaving Fraser Island as a bush fire burns in the background. Photo: Stuart Fast Stuart Fast

UPDATED WARNING: Fire edges closer to resort and village

UPDATE, 3PM: 

A FRESH warning has been issued for those still in the grounds of Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Those who remain at Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village should follow the directions of QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officers.

The fire is burning near Boon Boon Creek in a southerly direction to the east of the resort.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call triple-0 immediately if you or your property is under threat.

UPDATE, 11AM:

A PREPARE to leave warning remains current for Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Those at the resort have been advised to follow their bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, be ready to leave as the situation could get worse quickly.

Extensive waterbombing on Tuesday was effective in slowing the spread of the fire.

Waterbombing is planned to continue throughout Wednesday.

Conditions remain unpredictable and can change rapidly.

Multiple crews are working to contain the fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call triple-0 immediately if you or your property is under threat.

UPDATE:

FIRE continues to threaten Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village. 

As of Tuesday night, the fire had jumped Boon Boon Ck and was travelling towards the resort precinct.

QFES was still warning anyone remaining in the area to be prepared to leave as conditions could get worse. 

"Fire crews are working to contain the fire but fire fighters may not be able to protect every property," the warning reads

"Fire crews will remain on scene overnight - you should not expect a fire fighter at your door".

EARLIER:

A WARNING urging those still at Kingfisher Bay Resort to prepare to leave has been issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Any person at the Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village should follow the directions of Queensland Fire and Emergency Service or Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officers.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 1.20pm, a bushfire is travelling from Boon Boon Creek south towards the Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village.

Extensive waterbombing is continuing to slow the spread of the fire.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call triple-0 immediately if you believe your property is under threat.