Safety warning as six fires burn

QUEENSLAND Fire and emergency crews are currently attending a bushfire at Linville.

The fire, west of Kilcoy, was reported at 2.15pm on Thursday August 9.

The bushfire is within the vicinity of Sandy Creek Rd and people in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

No Linville properties are under direct threat at this point in time, however QFES advises residents to stay alert.

Firefighters recommend:

  • 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

OTHER FIRES:

A vegetation fire broke out in Nanango, reported at 5.35pm today.

One vehicle is en route and there is no direct threat to property.

Firefighters are also attending a vegetation fire in Hodgleigh.

Two vehicles were on scene and crew members responded to the blaze at 250 Coolabunia Malar Rd at 2.20pm on Thursday August 9.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

A vegetation fire was reported in Benair at 4.23pm this afternoon.

Three vehicles were on route to 376 Reedy Creek Rd and firefighters advise residents to be wary of smoke in the area.

The Inverlaw grass fire is still being monitored, after firefighters first responded to the fire on Sunday August 5 at 12.34pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews are monitoring the grass fire which is currently burning within containment lines and there is no threat to properties at this point in time.

The Wengenville vegetation fire is also being monitored.

Firefighters first responded at 2.26pm on Sunday August 5 to the 232 Saddle Tree Creek Rd.

Residents are advised to call 000 immediately if they believe their property is under threat.