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UPDATE 13/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor and patrol a bushfire burning within containment lines near Seeds Road, Gorge Road and Tablelands Road.

This fire is contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory 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.

UPDATE 12/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning within containment lines near Seeds Road, Gorge Road and Tablelands Road.

This fire is contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Crews will strengthen containment lines throughout the day.

Tableland Road is currently open with reduced speed limits enforced.

Gorge Road is also now open.

Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory 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.

UPDATE 11/9/19 | The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning within containment lines near Seeds Road, Gorge Road and Tablelands Road.

This fire is contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Crews will strengthen containment lines throughout the night. Tableland Road is currently open with reduced speed limits enforced but Gorge Road remains closed.

Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory 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.

UPDATE 12:15PM 11/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are still tackling a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Gorge Road, Seeds Road and Tableland Road.

This fire is contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Crews will continue to strengthen containment lines throughout the day.

Tableland Road is open with reduced speed, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Smoke may affect the surrounding areas. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by.

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

STAY INFORMED UPDATED 10:30AM 10/9/19 | The warning for the bushfire in Lowmead is Advice.  

The QFES advises that you need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 10.30am Tuesday 10 September, a bushfire is travelling in a northerly direction from Seeds Road toward Tableland Road.

Multiple firefighters will remain on scene throughout the day and will be backburning in the area, including along Gorge Road, Seeds Road and Tableland Road.

Tableland Road is currently closed between Fingerboard Road and Lowmead Road. Motorists with caution and to conditions.

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.

STAY INFORMED UPDATED 9:00PM 9/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead.

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

Currently as at 8.45pm Monday 9 September, a bushfire is travelling in a northerly direction from Seeds Road toward Tableland Road.

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight and will be backburning in the area, including along Gorge Road.

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.

LEAVE NOW UPDATED 7:15PM 9/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 6.50pm, Monday 9 September, a large and fast-moving fire is travelling in a northerly direction from Seeds Road toward the intersection of Gorge Road and Tableland Road. The fire has impacted parts of Seeds Road and will impact Tableland Road within the next two hours.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents living on Tableland Road between Gorge Road and Mitchell Road should leave now.

Residents along Seeds Road and residents along Tableland Road (north of the intersection of Seeds Road and Tableland Road) should evacuate north along Tableland Road in the direction of Miriam Vale or Agnes Water.

Residents south of the intersection of Seeds Road and Tableland Road should evacuate south along Tableland Road in the direction of Bundaberg.

A safe place of refuge has been established at the Miriam Vale Community Centre at 41 Blomfield Street, Miriam Vale. This centre is only for people evacuating north of Seeds Road and Tableland Road intersection.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

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 by 8.50pm or if the situation changes.

 

LEAVE NOW: Lowmead bushfire as at 4.15pm Mon 9 Sep
9th September 2019 4:15 PM

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 4.15pm Monday 9 September, a large and fast-moving fire is travelling in a northerly direction from Seeds Road toward the intersection of Gorge Road and Tableland Road. It is expected to impact Seeds Road and Tableland Road within the next two hours. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents living between Gorge Road and Mitchell Road should leave now.

Residents of Seeds Road and residents of Tableland Road north of the intersection of Seeds Road and Tableland Road should evacuate north along Tableland Road in the direction of Miriam Vale or Agnes Water.

Residents south of the intersection of Seeds Road and Tableland Road should evacuate south along Tableland Road in the direction of Bundaberg.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.