Multiple QFES crews are at the scene.
Multiple QFES crews are at the scene. Maranatha Jireh Corpuz

UPDATE: Water-bombing aircraft helping to fight Lowmead fire

UPDATE 4.22pm: 

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services firefighters and water-bombing aircraft are battling a large blaze at Lowmead. 

QFES said at 4.05pm the large fire was travelling from Seeds Rd towards Mitchell Rd, Lowmead. The fire is likely to impact Mitchell Rd and Tableland Rd. 

It said residents need to be ready to follow their bushfire survival plan. 

QFES said conditions could get worse and residents should be ready to leave the area. 

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

UPDATE 2.15pm: 

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services has issued a watch and act warning for the Lowmead fire and told residents to prepare to leave. 

In a statement issued at 1.55pm, QFES said residents Lowmead residents should be ready to follow their bushfire survival plan. 

It said residents should be ready to leave the area because the situation "could get worse quickly". 

As at 1.50pm the large fire is travelling from Seeds Road towards Mitchell Road, Lowmead.

The fire is likely to impact Seeds Road and Mitchell Road.

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.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE 12.44pm: 

LOWMEAD residents have been told to close their windows and doors as crews continue to try to extinguish a vegetation fire. 

In an update issued at 12.20pm Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was burning near Seeds Rd, in the vicinity of Gorge Rd, Lowmead. 

Multiple crews are still at the scene, and the fire is not posing any threat to property. 

QFES said residents should close windows and doors, and those with a respiratory condition should keep 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.

Earlier 11.45am: 

MULTIPLE fire crews are attempting to extinguish a fire at Lowmead.

The vegetation fire broke out yesterday afternoon and three crews are at the scene this morning.

The fire is currently in an inaccessible area near Seeds Rd.



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