** There is no longer a separate bushfire warning for campers on Moreton Island. Please refer to the Moreton Island bushfire warning for more information. **

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STAY INFORMED: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 9.15am Fri 22 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on Moreton Island.

There are separate warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People in those areas should refer to the relevant warning for further information. 

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

Currently as at 9.15am Friday 22 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland to the north of Middle Road and Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. The fire is burning within containment lines and crews will continue to patrol the area.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is no longer a place of refuge for campers and those who plan to camp on Moreton Island should follow the advice of Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS) as closures may be in place: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

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 (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 4.40am Fri 22 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 4.40am Friday 22 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire, with operations along Middle Road continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 8.40am or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 6pm Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 6pm Thursday 21 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire, with operations along Middle Road continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 4.30am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 2pm Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 2pm Thursday 21 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire, with operations along Middle Road continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 6pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 8.30am Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 5.40am, Thursday 21 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 12.30pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 5.40am Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 5.40am, Thursday 21 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 7.40am or if the situation changes.
 

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 5pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 5pm Wednesday 20 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 4.30am, Thursday 21 November, or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 1.50pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 1.50pm Wednesday 20 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•           Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 5.50pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 10.05am Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.

This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 10.05am Wednesday 20 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 12.05pm or if the situation changes. 

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 7.15am Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 7.15am Wednesday 20 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 9.15am or if the situation changes. 

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 4.45am Wed 20 Nov 

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 4.45am Wednesday 20 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road are continuing. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Smoke may decrease visibility, so campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 6.45am or if the situation changes. 
 
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 4.30pm Tues 19 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
 
This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 4.30pm Tuesday 19 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 
 
There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Backburning operations along Middle Road will continue into the evening. This may increase the volume of smoke in the area, so campers with respiratory conditions should keep medications close by. Campers should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 4.30am Wednesday 20 November or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 12pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.

This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 12pm, Tuesday 19 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 

There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer, Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Water bombing and significant backburning operations along Middle Road will continue throughout the day. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 4pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 7.45am Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.

This fire continues to have the potential to affect Moreton Island campers, as conditions remain unpredictable and the situation could change quickly.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 7.45am, Tuesday 19 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road. 

There is the potential for this fire to move unpredictably and it may impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers and the situation is expected to remain unsafe for a number of days.
 
There are other warnings current for Bulwer, Cowan and Tangalooma. People should refer to these warnings for further information. While residents have been permitted to return home to Bulwer and Cowan, Moreton Island remains unsafe for campers. 
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Water bombing and backburning will continue throughout the day to strengthen containment lines, however, firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 11.45am or if the situation changes.

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Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 10.50pm Mon 18 Nov

**Campers on Moreton Island should now refer to the Bulwer (part of the Cowan fire) bushfire warning. There is no longer a separate warning in place for campers on Moreton Island.**

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 6.10pm Mon 18 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 6.10pm Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning close to the southern, northern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Water bombing and backburning will continue throughout the afternoon to strengthen containment lines, however firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing meals, bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 8.10pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 4.15pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 4.15pm Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning close to the southern, northern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
QFES crews are working alongside Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to contain the fire. Water bombing and backburning will continue throughout the afternoon to strengthen containment lines, however firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort will remain open to campers as a place of refuge. Tangalooma Island Resort will be providing meals, bedding in large shared rooms and shower facilities to those impacted.
 
Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 6.15pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 1.50pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 1.50pm Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning close to the southern, northern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge. Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 3.50pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 11.35am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now.
If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 11.35am Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning close to the southern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge. Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 1.35pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 8.40am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now
. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 8.40am Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is burning close to the southern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge. Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 10.40am or if the situation changes.

 
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 6.20am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 6.20am Monday 18 November, a slow-moving, dangerous fire is currently burning close to the southern and eastern side of the township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge. Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 8.20am or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 3.45am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Bulwer area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 3.45am Monday 18 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north easterly direction towards township of Bulwer. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge. Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 5.45am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 1.45am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cowan area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 1.45am Monday 18 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a northerly direction from the township of Cowan. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are several other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge.  Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 3.45am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 11.20pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cowan area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 11pm Sunday, 17 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a northerly direction from the township of Cowan. There is potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.
 
There are several other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge.  Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             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.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 1.20am or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 8.45pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cowan area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 8.45pm Sunday, 17 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a southerly direction from the north of the Island. As the evening progresses, this fire is expected to change direction and move in a northerly direction. There is also potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are several other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge.  Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 10.45pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 6.40pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cowan area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions remain dangerous and unpredictable. 

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 6.40pm Sunday, 17 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a southerly direction from the north of the Island. As the evening progresses, this fire is expected to change direction and move in a northerly direction. There is also potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are several other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge.  Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 8.40pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Campers on Moreton Island (part of the Cowan bushfire) as at 4.30pm Sunday, 17 November, 2019

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Cowan area, affecting Moreton Island campers, and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 4.30pm Sunday, 17 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a southerly direction from the north of the Island. As the evening progresses, this fire is expected to change direction and move in a northerly direction. There is also potential for this fire to move unpredictably. It is expected to impact campsites right across Moreton Island in the coming hours and days. The fire could have a significant impact on campers.

There are several other warnings current for residents on Moreton Island. Residents should refer to these warnings for further information.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every campsite. You should not expect a firefighter at your campsite. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Tangalooma Island Resort is open to campers as a place of refuge.  Campers on the eastern side of the Island should travel on Southern Middle Road or Bulwer-Blue Lagoon Road towards the western side of the Island before progressing south along the beach to Tangalooma. Campers on the western side of the Island should travel south along the beach, directly to Tangalooma.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 6.30pm or if the situation changes.