Australia :Australia popular tourist spot of Fraser Island have massive bushfire that has been burning out of control for six weeks as east swelter through a record-breaking heatwave following the hottest November on record.
Firefighters of Australia are battling continuously, but still, success could not be touched.
Visitors and staff on the UNESCO World Heritage site have been forced to evacuate as the fire blocks in on local attractions, and the island’s unique forests are smothered in smoke.
On Tuesday morning local time, fire and crisis services in the eastern state of Queensland issued a “prepare to leave” signalling for the Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village on the island as fires in several locations threatened the area.
Emergency crews used water bombs to reduce the fire, but the fire service warned conditions could get more critical.
“Fire crews are working to hold fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter to your door,” the directive said.
An illegal campfire sparked the blaze on Fraser Island. In six weeks it has torn over 76,000 hectares (187,800 acres) of bone-dry bushland.
Likewise known by its Indigenous name K’gari, the island was listed being a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 for its unusual forests and natural beauty. It’s the world’s largest sand land and has the only tall rainforest that arises on the sand.
But the structure of the sand island was doing work difficult for the more than 30 crews fighting the fire on the island, the Queensland fire service said.
Crews are also battling fires in dozens of other areas of mainland Queensland and New South Wales.