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Grassfire Near Yeppoon

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to monitor a grassfire burning near Preston Road, Adelaide Park.

The fire is burning within containment lines and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days.

If affected, residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close by.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.

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

EARLIER | A grassfire is still alight at Adelaide Park, near Yeppoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews were monitoring the blaze near Preston Road, Adelaide Park on Thursday.

The fire was burning within containment lines.

Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze.

If affected, residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close by.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

EARLIER | STAY INFORMED: Adelaide Park (near Yeppoon) bushfire as at 4.55pm Thurs 7 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire near Preston Road in the vicinity of Limestone Creek Road.

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

Currently as at 4.55pm Thurs 7 November, a bushfire is travelling from Preston Road towards Limestone Creek Road.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire.

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 (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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.

Adelaide Park (near Yeppoon) – grassfire as at 4.15pm Thu 7 Nov

Earlier...

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a grassfire burning near Preston Road, Adelaide Park. This fire broke out earlier today and crews are working to contain the blaze. Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze. If affected, residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close by. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.