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

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Lowmead – bushfire as at 8.20am Wed 20 Nov

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning on Lowmead Road, Lowmead. The fire is contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect the area over the coming days. Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: Lowmead bushfire as at 2.35pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead.

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

Currently as at 2.35pm Tuesday 19 November, a bushfire is travelling in an easterly direction from Lowmead Road towards Redmond Road and Tableland Road. 

The fire is not contained. Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

People should be aware that firefighters will be working in the area, including along roadsides.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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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Lowmead – bushfire as at 8.10am Tues 19 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Lowmead Road, Lowmead. The fire is now burning safely within containment lines and is posing no direct threat to property at this time. Fire crews will remain on scene strengthening containment lines throughout the day. Smoke may affect the area. Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication close by. People should call Triple Zero (000) immediately if they or their property are under threat.

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STAY INFORMED: Lowmead bushfire as at 7.50pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 7.50pm Monday 18 November, a bushfire is burning near Lowmead Road. The fire has jumped containment lines and is currently moving in a southerly direction. 
 
Firefighters will be working throughout the night to strengthen containment lines.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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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STAY INFORMED: Lowmead bushfire as at 4.35pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.35pm Monday 18 November, a bushfire is burning near Lowmead Road. The fire has jumped containment lines and is currently moving in a southerly direction. 
 
Firefighters are working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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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Lowmead – bushfire as at 8.45am Mon 18 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near Lowmead Road. The fire is contained and posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters remain in the area strengthening containment lines. Motorists along Lowmead Road should drive with caution and to conditions as fire crews are working in the area. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the evening. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: Lowmead vegetation fire as at 4.15pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lowmead.

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

Currently as at 4.15pm Sunday 17 November a bushfire is burning near Lowmead Road at Lowmead. 

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

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

Aerial waterbombing operations are underway to assist firefighting efforts on the ground.

Crews are working along Lowmead Road and smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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Lowmead – vegetation fire as at 2.10pm Sun 17 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning on Lowmead Road at Lowmead. There is no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Smoke is affecting the area. Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication close by. People should call Triple Zero (000) immediately if they or their property are under threat.