Queensland Fire and Emergencies services are at three bushfires around Gladstone today.
Queensland Fire and Emergencies services are at three bushfires around Gladstone today.

BUSHFIRES: Fire jumps containment lines

UPDATE 5PM:

LOWMEAD: 

4.35PM: THE fire burning near Lowmead has jumped containment lines and is currently moving in a southerly direction. 

Firefighters are working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire.

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 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.

 

EARLIER: 

GLEN EDEN:

9AM: FIRE Crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning on Gladstone Benaraby Road at Glen Eden.

The fire is contained and there is no threat to property.

Smoke may affect the area over the coming days.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication 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

 

LOWMEAD:

9AM: A FIRE which broke out about 1.30pm yesterday is burning within containment lines near Lowmead Road.

This fire is posing no threat to property.

Firefighters remain in the area strengthening containment lines.

Motorists along Lowmead Road should drive with caution and to conditions as fire crews are working in the area.

Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the evening.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

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

 

BAFFLE CREEK

9AM: A FIRE burning in Baffle Creek is producing large amounts of smoke and will be monitored throughout coming days.

Fire crews are on scene near Coast Road, Baffle Creek.

This fire broke out yesterday and is posing no threat to property at this time and is now contained.

Motorists along Coast Road should drive with caution and to conditions as crews are working in the area.

Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze and are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

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



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