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Avoid smoke: Canal Creek, near Shoalwater

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A warning to avoid smoke has been issued for a fire at Canal Creek near Shoalwater as at 4:14pm Tuesday, 12 October 2021.

The 'advice' level warning from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service is active for Canal Creek (near Shoalwater), Yeppoon, Rockhampton and surrounding areas.

Smoke is currently affecting Canal Creek (near Shoalwater), Yeppoon, Rockhampton and surrounding areas.

What you should do:
- Follow health guidance and monitor live air quality information
- Avoid driving through smoke where possible and be aware of firefighters working in the area.
- Stay indoors, and close windows and doors.
- Keep respiratory medication close by.
- If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now.

Impacts:
- There is no direct fire threat to property at this time.
- Reduced air quality may cause health impacts for some people.
- Smoke may reduce visibility and affect driving conditions.
- Roads may be closed.

You can head to https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/Current-Incidents for more information.