**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required at this incident**


LEAVE NOW: Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park walking tracks (near Townsville) bushfire as at 2.15pm Sun 8 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Pallarenda and conditions are getting worse.

Currently as at 2.15pm Sunday 8 Nov, a dangerous bushfire is burning in The Esplanade at Pallarenda on the outskirts of the Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. As a precaution, bush walkers are urged to leave the Park NOW.

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 are under threat.


  • Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
  • Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:

  • Secure your pets for safe transport.
  • Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
  • Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
  • Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:

  • Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
  • Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
  • Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
  • If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.



The next update will be provided by 4.15 pm or if the situation changes.