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

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Mount Luke (north of Toowoomba) - bushfire as at 11am Tues 4 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is aware of a bushfire burning near Aberdein Road, Mount Luke. HQ Plantations crews remain on scene to monitor the fire, and smoke may impact surrounding areas. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Mount Luke (north of Toowoomba) - bushfire as at 8am Tues 4 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and HQ Plantations crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning near Aberdein Road, Mount Luke. The fire is contained, however smoke is still impacting the surrounding area. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: Mount Luke (north of Toowoomba) bushfire as at 4.45pm Mon 3 Dec

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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


Currently as at 4.45pm Monday 3 December, a bushfire is travelling from Mount Luke Road in the north-easterly direction towards the New England Highway.

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

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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Mount Luke (north of Toowoomba) – bushfire as at 3pm Mon 3 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning near the New England Highway, Mount Luke Road and Aberdein Road, Mount Luke. This fire broke out earlier today and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are currently working to contain the blaze. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the afternoon. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.