QFES Bushfire Warning near Neilson Road Kurwongbah

5th September 2019 5:00 PM
**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**
Earlier Bushfire warning level: ADVICE STAY INFORMED

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Kurwongbah.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 3.40pm Wednesday 4 September, a bushfire is burning in Kurwongbah near Neilson Road and Dayboro Road and between Smiths Road North, near Theodore Road, and Browns Creek Road, Kurwongbah. The fire is contained and crews are strengthening containment lines.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Earlier As at 3rd September 2019 8:50 AM

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning near Neilson Road and Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and there is no threat to property at this time.

Crews will be backburning in the area throughout today and firefighting aircraft will provide support.

Smoke may affect Kurwongbah and surrounds. If affected, residents should close windows and doors.

Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has advised Council of a bushfire incident near Neilson Road Kurwongbah.  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning near Neilson Road, Kurwongbah.

Crews are working to access the fire, which is burning in difficult terrain.

There is no threat to property at this time.

Smoke is affecting the surrounding areas, so residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by if required.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

 
Please refer to the following QFES social media channels or website for the latest warnings and information about this incident:

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