Stradbroke Island on bushfire alert

Stradbroke Island on bushfire alert

Stradbroke Island on bushfire alert

Updated 9 December 2012, 20:26 AEST

Firefighters are trying to head off a large bushfire racing towards homes on North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane.

The Australian bushfire season has opened, with fire crews battling a large blaze near homes on North Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane.