Flames engulf bushland near Tableland Rd, Euleilah, where a large fire continues to burn.
Flames engulf bushland near Tableland Rd, Euleilah, where a large fire continues to burn. QFRS

Motorists asked to take care in smoke from Euleilah fire

  UPDATE 5.30pm: There 20 fire crews at the scene of the fire, which has been burning since Tuesday, 16 October. Fire crews have successfully controlled the section of the bushfire which jumped Tableland Road, Euleilah this afternoon. Residents along Mitchell Road who relocated may now return to their homes but need to remain alert and phone Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat. Fire crews will remain on scene to conduct backburning and strengthen containment lines. The WATCH and ACT message issued for this fire at 4.30pm has been cancelled. 

UPDATE 2.30PM: Residents near Tableland Rd, between Hills Rd and Cross Rd, are expected to be affected in coming days by a large grass fire burning near Tableland Rd, Euleilah, south of Agnes Waters.

Ten fire crews are at the fire which broke out around noon on Tuesday.

Crews are strengthening containment lines and completing backburning operations on the eastern and southern side of the fire.

There will be a large amount of smoke in the area and motorists are asked to exercise extreme caution when driving.

Backburning operations are expected to continue into early this evening. 

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is posting updates on its Facebook page and Twitter when the situation changes or new information comes to hand.

The fire service advised that sometimes several hours could elapse between updates.

"In these circumstances, the previously posted advice remains current and as soon as any new information comes to hand, we will post it as quickly as possible."

FRIDAY 8.30AM: The large grass fire at Euleilah is still burning burning on the western side of Hills Rd and the eastern side of Tableland Rd.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service expects residents near Berryjondo Rd, Euleilah, will be affected in coming days.

Nineteen fire crews are at the scene and more crews are responding to the fire, which broke out on Tuesday.

Fire crews are completing backburning and establishing containment lines.

Rural property owners are asked to assist by putting in fire breaks around the perimeter of their property if not already completed.

UPDATE 1.45PM: FIRE crews are currently completing backburning and establishing containment lines. Rural property owners are asked to assist by putting in fire breaks around the perimeter of their property if not already completed.

UPDATE 1.30PM: A SHED on a property has been destroyed by a uncontrolled blaze at Euleilah this afternoon.

About eight fire crews are battling the bushfire south of Agnes Waters, which has caused about 1000ha of damage to bushland.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews are continuing backburning procedures around Tablelands and Wytallabach Rd, Euleilah.

A QFRS spokesperson said no people had been injured in the blaze, which began on Tuesday night.

Fire crews have begun back burning around the Mount Maria communications tower. 

UPDATE 11am: Fire crews remain on site monitoring a bushfire at Euleilah, south of Agnes Waters, that threatened houses yesterday.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service regional manager Brian Smith told ABC Radio crews were on the scene this morning and would continue to back burn today.

"If the winds pick up today it could affect some more homes, but currently there will still be about 10 homes in the path of that fire, so crews yesterday and I guess again this morning, will be back burning around those properties and we'll be looking to put some control lines in," he said.

"At this stage it would just be for people to be aware that the fire is in the area to make their precautions, to make sure they have their properties well prepared."

UPDATE 6.15am: Tableland Rd at Euleilah is closed between Hills and Cross Rds as a large fire continues to burn in bush and farmland.

Homes on both sides of Tableland Rd and Mitchell Rd may be impacted by the bushfire south of Agnes Water.

Residents were advised by Queensland Fire and Rescue Service to enact their bushfire plans yesterday afternoon.

QFRS said the "unpredictable" bushfire had impacted parts of Tableland Rd on both sides.

QFRS said the fire might impact homes on both sides of Tableland Road and also Mitchell Road to the west of Tableland Rd.

Twenty fire crews were working to contain the blaze, and multiple crews remained at the scene of the fire overnight.

Fire crews are conducting backburning and strengthening containment lines around properties on the eastern side of Tableland Road, and assessing other properties along the road.

The fire is moving in a south westerly direction.

Cooler conditions and moderate winds are assisting firefighters in containing the blaze.

 UPDATE 6pm: TWENTY fire crews are now on the scene of a fire at Euleilah which may continue to impact homes.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is advising residents in the area, which is south of Agnes Water, to enact their bushfire plans.

The unpredictable bushfire was travelling in a south westerly direction and the fire had already impacted parts of Tableland Road on both sides.

QFRS warned the fire may continue to impact homes on both sides of Tableland Road and also Mitchell Road to the west of Tableland Road within the next hour.

Crews are currently backburning around properties on the eastern side of Tableland Road and assessing other properties along the road. Property owners on the western side of Tableland Road and Mitchell Road are advised to enact their bushfire plans.

Residents are advised that if their plan is to relocate or they do not have a plan then they are advised to relocate now. Leaving well ahead of a fire is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, 20 fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters may not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

 

 

4pm: EULEILAH residents have been warned to enact their bushfire plans.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service had 16 fire crews fighting the blaze in the area, which is south of Agnes Water.

The unpredictable bushfire was travelling in a south westerly direction and the fire had already impacted parts of Tableland Road on both sides.

QFRS warned the fire may impact homes on Tableland Road, between Cross Road and Kirkpatrick Road, during the next hour.

Residents are advised that if their plan is to relocate or they do not have a plan then they are advised to relocate now. Leaving well ahead of a fire is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters may not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.


Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:
• Put on protective clothing
• Drink lots of water
• Move car/s to a safe location
• Close windows and doors and shut blinds
• Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage or secure room) and provide water
• Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
• Remove garden furniture, doormats and other items
• Seal all gaps under doors and screens
• Fill containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins, etc
• Have ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside)
• Have generator or petrol pump ready
• Check and patrol outside for embers and extinguish any spot fires and seek shelter as the fire front arrives.
 



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