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Australia Zoo On Alert As Firefighters Tackle Bushfires 1km Away [Video]

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Evacuation warnings have been issued near the Irwin family’s famous Australia Zoo, as bushfires in the area continue to burn.

Firefighters have been tackling a fast-moving fire at Landsborough as they race to get the blaze under control before conditions worsen. Residents have been told that the situation could change suddenly and they should be prepared to evacuate.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services incident controller Dan Sandeman said the bushfire came within one kilometre of the zoo.

“They were safe the whole time,” he said.

“I was keeping them informed of where (the fire was) and what’s happening – and if they needed anything, let us know and we would redirect resources if required.”

Australia Zoo said the zoo was “currently safe” in a statement issued Monday morning.

“Australia Zoo is actively liaising with the QFES to monitor the current bushfires near Beerwah,” a zoo spokesperson wrote.

“We also have well-established fire protocols, extensive equipment and trained personnel here at Australia Zoo.

“We are very proud of …

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