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

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Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) – bushfire as at 2.18pm Wed 5 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) continue to monitor a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. Rainfall has eased conditions and the fire is burning within containment lines. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the afternoon. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications 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.

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Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) – bushfire as at 5.25pm Tues 4 Dec

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are monitoring a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. Rainfall has eased conditions and the fire is burning within containment lines. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the afternoon. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications 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.

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 8.30am Tues 4 Dec

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 8.30am Tuesday 4 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. 

The fire is currently contained, however residents in Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach should be ready to take necessary precautions as the situation could change quickly.
 
Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and other authorities.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Smoke is currently affecting Rainbow Beach Road, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
 

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 6.30pm Mon 3 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 6.30pm Monday 3 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. It is travelling in a northerly direction towards Rainbow Beach Road and Cooloola Way. 

The fire has the potential to move quickly and residents in Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach should be ready to take necessary precautions as the situation could change quickly.

The fire is not currently contained. Crews will be working in the area overnight in an effort to contain the fire.  
Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and other authorities.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Smoke is currently affecting Rainbow Beach Road and Poverty Point Road, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 12.30pm Mon 3 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 12.30pm Monday 3 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. It is travelling in a northerly direction towards Rainbow Beach Road and Cooloola Way. 

The fire has the potential to move quickly and residents in Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach should be ready to take necessary precautions as the situation could change quickly.

The fire is not currently contained. Waterbombing aircraft are working the area to assist crews in controlling the fire. 

Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and other authorities.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Smoke is currently affecting Rainbow Beach Road and Poverty Point Road, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 11.30am Mon 3 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 11.30am Monday 3 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach. It is travelling in a southerly direction, however predicted wind changes and storm warnings mean the fire may change course and travel in a northerly direction towards Rainbow Beach Road and Cooloola Way. 

The fire has the potential to move quickly and residents in Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach should be ready to take necessary precautions as the situation could change quickly.

The fire is not currently contained. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities.

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 8.35am Mon 3 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooloola National Park.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 8.35am Monday 3 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach

The fire has breached containment lines. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities.

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Cooloola (Great Sandy National Park) bushfire as at 7pm Sun Dec 2

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooloola National Park.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 7pm Sunday 2 December, there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road, the Western Break and Teewah Beach

The fire has breached containment lines. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities.

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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Cooloola (near Rainbow Beach) – bushfire as at 10.50am Sun 2 Dec 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are on scene to monitor a bushfire burning near the Freshwater campground, in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road and the Western Break. This fire is burning within containment lines. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities. Smoke may affect Cooloola, Rainbow Beach and surrounds.  Residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Cooloola (near Rainbow Beach) – bushfire as at 4pm Sat 1 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near the Freshwater campground, in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road and the Western Break. Crews are constructing fire breaks to allow for backburning to occur overnight. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities. Smoke may affect Cooloola, Rainbow Beach and surrounds.  Residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Cooloola (near Rainbow Beach) – bushfire as at 12.40pm Sat 1 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near the Freshwater campground, in the vicinity of Kings Bore Road and the Western Break. Crews are constructing fire breaks and working to contain the blaze. Those camping or using walking/driving tracks within the Great Sandy National Park should follow the advice of QPWS and other authorities. Smoke may affect Cooloola, Rainbow Beach and surrounds.  Residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.