The choppers have continued to come and go from GJ Walter Park in Cleveland as firefighting efforts continued across the day on North Stradbroke Island.
The park has been the fuel re-fill base for a number of the aircraft in action on the Island.
Redland City council says there’s been good progress with firefighting efforts and there are no active fire fronts on the Island but there are still hot spots within the containment lines that are being closely monitored and extinguished.
However, winds are expected to increase across Wednesday, so residents are advised to continue to remain vigilant.
There is also a possibility the fires may reignite in the swamp over the next week.
Council warns that there will also continue to be smoke due to smouldering in the burnt-out areas and this is likely to last for a week or more.
Since last Wednesday 3200 hectares have burned from the causeway, 22km along the eastern coast of the island to the south.
The blazes have been fought on several fronts with Water bombing continuing today.
More than 80 drops each day have been undertaken from the five choppers that have been working the area with a spokesman saying the big birds have burned through over 80,000 litres of fuel as they performed their constant water bombing across fire hot spots on the Island.
Their job has been to contain the fires to a level that facilitates ground crew operations.
Council has issued a big ‘Thank you’ to the more than 250 firefighters, police and support crew from QFES, Redland City Council, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Energex, Sibelco, Seqwater and firefighters from South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria who have worked tirelessly on the fire.
Residents and visitors are reminded to stay vigilant.
Council warns that with wind predicted to pick up on Wednesday there is the possibility that fires inaccessible to ground crews could reignite.
Fire ban remains in place across all of Redland City until 11.59pm Wednesday 5 December.