So far, 17 aircraft including the Large Air Tanker have dropped almost 1 MILLION litres of water (997,000 litres to be exact) on the fire.Ground crews are being assisted by water bombers and heavy plant equipment to strengthen a fire containment line along Cornwells Road in the south.
The eastern side of the fire is now located approximately 3.5 kilometres to the north west of Happy Valley.
Heavy Plant equipment is being used on Old Happy Valley Road and water bombing aircraft continue to work slowing the progression of the fire. (QFES – 11.20am Saturday 5 December)
Travel to the island remains restricted to local residents, essential service providers and emergency services only.