Recently, parts of Australia have suffered from extreme heat. On Fraser Island, Queensland’s world natural heritage site, bushfires burned for weeks with heat waves and remained uncontrolled. The bushfire, which began burning in mid-October, has burned at least 80,000 hectares of forest, accounting for 50% of the forest area of Faisha Island.
On the 1st and 2nd local time, firefighters continued to use firefighting aircraft to fight the fire in an attempt to slow down the spread of the fire. At present, the island’s attractions have been closed.
As the fire approached the resort on the island, Queensland Fire and Emergency Department issued evacuation orders to residents and tourists on the island. The forest fire is believed to have been caused by an illegal fire, and the Queensland government has ordered a full investigation.
Local meteorological departments said that high temperatures and strong winds will continue in the next few days, and the fire is in danger of further spreading. Faisa Island is the largest sand island in the world. It has continuous sand dunes and unique rainforests.
It was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1992.