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

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Gregory River (west of Cordalba) - bushfire as at 3.05pm Mon 6 Jan
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to monitor a bushfire burning near Foleys Road and Childers Road, Gregory River. This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions to ensure the safety of crews working alongside the road. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Gregory River (west of Cordalba) - bushfire as at 12.20pm Tues 31 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Foleys Road and Childers Road, Gregory River. There is no threat to property at this time, however crews will continue to strengthen containment lines and conduct backburning operations along Childers Road while fire conditions are benign and before conditions potentially increase again over the coming days. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions to ensure the safety of crews working alongside the road. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
 
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Gregory River (west of Cordalba) - bushfire as at 9.10pm Mon 30 Dec 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Foleys Road and Childers Road, Gregory River. There is no threat to property at this time, however crews will be conducting backburning operations along Childers Road, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
 
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Gregory River (west of Cordalba) – bushfire as at 3pm Mon 30 Dec

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning near Phillips Road and Erskine Road, Gregory River. Fire crews, with aerial firefighting support, are working to contain this fire. There is no direct threat to properties at this time, however, residents may be affected by smoke. Residents should close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to the conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 
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Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River bushfire) – as at 10.15am Mon 23 Dec
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently monitoring a fire smouldering near Phillips Road and Erskine Road, Promisedland. The fire is contained and posing no threat to property at this time. Crews will continue to patrol the area and put out any hot spots. Residents may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 5.45pm Fri 20 Dec
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek. 

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

Currently as at 5.45pm Friday 20 December, a slow-moving fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road and Erskine Road. 

Firefighters, with the assistance of heavy machinery, are working to strengthen containment lines and will continue to monitor throughout the coming days. 
 
Residents should keep up-to-date with warnings because the situation could change. Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road, Webbers Road and Crosswells Road should also stay up-to-date with warnings.
 
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.
 
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: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 6.20pm Wed 18 Dec
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek. 

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

Currently as at 6.20pm Wednesday 18 December, a slow-moving fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road and Erskine Road. 

Crews are conducting backburning operations in the area this evening to strengthen containment lines. Heavy machinery and a large number of crews are expected to be working in the area this evening. 

People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should keep up-to-date with warnings because the situation could change. 

Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road, Webbers Road and Crosswells Road should also stay up-to-date with warnings.

Childers Road is currently open in both directions. 

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.

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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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 3.45pm Wed 18 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 3.45pm Wednesday 18 December a slow-moving fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community. 
 
People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.
 
Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road, Webbers Road and Crosswells Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.
 
Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             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.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             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.
 
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 5.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 12pm Wed 18 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 12pm Wednesday 18 December a slow-moving fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community. 
 
People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.

Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road, Webbers Road and Crosswells Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.

Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             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.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             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.
 
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 2pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 9.10am Wed 18 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9.10am Wednesday 18 December a slow-moving fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community. 
 
People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.

Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road, Webbers Road and Crosswells Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.

Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             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.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             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.
 
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 11.10am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 7am Wed 18 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 7am Wednesday 18 December a fire continues to burn in the vicinity of Phillips Road, Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
 
People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.
 
Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             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.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             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.
 
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 9am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 9.30pm Tuesday 17 December

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9.30pm, Tuesday 17 December a fire is burning in the vicinity of Phillips Road, Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.

Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 6.30am, Wednesday 18 December or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 6.50pm Tuesday 17 December

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and Pine Creek and conditions could get worse.


You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 6.50pm, Tuesday 17 December a fire is burning in the vicinity of  Phillips Road, Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

People who previously self-evacuated are allowed to return to their property but should be prepared to leave if the situation changes.
Childers Road is currently open in both directions at a reduced speed.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 8.50pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 4.30pm Tuesday 17 December

 
MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road, in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

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

Currently as at 4.30pm Tuesday 17 December, a dangerous fire is travelling in a westerly direction from Phillips Road towards Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. It is expected to impact Crosswells Road and Erskine Road imminently. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents who are self-evacuating should travel north towards Bundaberg along Phillips Road.

Residents of Sully Dowdings Road, Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road and Webbers Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

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

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

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.
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.
Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

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.
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LEAVE NOW: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 3.45pm Tues 17 Dec
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road, in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland 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 3.45pm Tuesday 17 December, a dangerous fire is travelling in a westerly direction from Phillips Road towards Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. It is expected to impact Crosswells Road and Erskine Road imminently. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 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.
 
Residents who are leaving should travel north towards Bundaberg along Phillips Road and Childers Road.
 
Residents of Sully Dowdings Road, Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road and Webbers Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.
 
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 5.45pm or if the situation changes.
Earlier...

LEAVE NOW: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 3.15pm Tues 17 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road, in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland 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 3.15pm Tuesday 17 December, a dangerous fire is travelling in a westerly direction from Phillips Road towards Crosswells Road and Erskine Road. It is expected to impact Crosswells Road and Erskine Road imminently. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 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.

Residents who are self-evacuating should travel north towards Bundaberg along Phillips Road.

Residents of Sully Dowdings Road, Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road and Webbers Road should stay up-to-date with warnings.

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 5.15pm or if the situation changes.

 

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 11.45am Tues 17 Dec
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 11.45am Tuesday 17 December, a large bushfire is burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road, in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. There are multiple fronts of the fire travelling in a north and a north-westerly direction. The fire has already impacted Erskine Road and is likely to impact to Crosswells Road and Sully Dowdings Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents of Steemsons Road, Svensons Road, Pine Creek Road, Voss Road and Webbers Road should stay informed.

Residents who have previously self-evacuated from Erskine Road are advised it is currently safe to return to their homes however they should remain alert as conditions could change quickly. 

Fire crews and HQ Plantations are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Water bombing aircraft will also be working in the area.

Smoke will affect the area, including the Isis Highway (also known as Childers Road), which will reduce visibility and air quality. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• 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.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• 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.

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 1.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 9am Tues 17 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promiseland and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9am Tuesday 17 December, a large bushfire is burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. The fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction. The fire has already impacted Erskine Road. The fire is likely to impact to Crosswells Road, Sully Dowdings Road, Steemsons Road, Svensons Road and Pine Creek Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents who have previously self-evacuated from Erskine Road are advised it is currently safe to return to their homes however they should remain alert as conditions could change quickly. 
 
Fire crews and HQ Plantations are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
Smoke will affect the area, including the Isis Highway (also known as Childers Road), which will reduce visibility and air quality. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.
 
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 11am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Promisedland and Pine Creek (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 5.05am Tues 17 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promiseland and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5.05am Tuesday 17 December, a large bushfire is burning in the Elliott River State Forest and west of Phillips Road in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. The fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction. The fire has already impacted Erskine Road. The fire is likely to impact to Crosswells Road, Sully Dowdings Road, Steemsons Road, Svensons Road and Pine Creek Road by 9am. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents who have previously self-evacuated from Erskine Road are advised it is currently safe to return to their homes however they should remain alert as conditions could change quickly. 

Fire crews and HQ Plantations are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, including on the Isis Highway (also known as Childers Road), which will reduce visibility and air quality. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 7.05am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Promisedland (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 2.20am Tues 17 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland 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 2.20am Tuesday 17 December, a fast-moving bushfire is burning west of Phillips Road in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. The fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction. The fire has already impacted Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

This fire is not contained. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door, however Queensland Police Service are door knocking in the area. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

Residents on Erskine Road should evacuate in a south-westerly direction along Erskine Road before travelling along Bonannos Road and Svennsons Road, and then travel in a north-easterly direction along Haylocks Road towards Bundaberg. 

People in the area will be affected by smoke, including on the Isis Highway (also known as Childers Road), which will reduce visibility and air quality. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

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 4.20am or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Promisedland (part of Gregory River fire) bushfire as at 2.20am Tues 17 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Promisedland 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 12.20am Tuesday 17 December, a fast-moving bushfire is burning west of Phillips Road in the vicinity of Erskine Road, Promisedland. The fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction. The fire has already impacted Erskine Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

This fire is not contained. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door, however Queensland Police Service are door knocking in the area. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

Residents on Erskine Road should evacuate in a south-westerly direction along Erskine Road before travelling along Bonannos Road and Svennsons Road, and then travel in a north-easterly direction along Haylocks Road towards Bundaberg. 

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

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

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 2.20am or if the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 8.15pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 8.15pm Monday 16 December, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Newlands Road and Voss Road, Gregory River. The western side of the fire has impacted Bingera National Park and Elliot River State Forest.

Crews are working to strengthen containment lines.

Residents who have evacuated can now return to their homes but should remain vigilant.

Childers Road is now open in both directions. 

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.

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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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 6.15pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gregory River and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 6.15pm Monday 16 December, the eastern side of a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Newlands Road and Voss Road, Gregory River. The western side of the fire has impacted Childers Road and is now travelling in a south, south-easterly direction through Bingera National Park and Elliot River State Forest towards Onoprienkos Road.
 
Residents who have evacuated can now return to their homes but should remain vigilant. 
 
Childers Road is closed to all traffic in both directions. Residents choosing to evacuate should travel south along Childers Road towards Childers to family and friends.
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.
 
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 8.15pm or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 5.15pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gregory River 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 5.15pm Monday 16 December, the eastern side of a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Newlands Road and Voss Road, Gregory River. The western side of the fire has impacted Childers Road and is now travelling in a south, south-easterly direction through Bingera National Park and Elliot River State Forest towards Onoprienkos Road. 
 
All residents between Foleys Road and Onoprienkos Road on both sides of Childers Road need to leave now. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
 
Childers Road is closed to all traffic in both directions. Residents should evacuate south along Childers Road towards Childers to family and friends. 
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire with the assistance of waterbombing operations and heavy machinery, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 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.
 
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 7.15pm or if the situation changes.
 
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 4.35pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gregory River and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 4.35pm Monday 16 December, the eastern side of a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Newlands Road and Voss Road, Gregory River. The western side of the fire has impacted Childers Road and is now travelling in a south, south-easterly direction through Bingera National Park and Elliot River State Forest. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire with the assistance of waterbombing operations and heavy machinery but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Childers Road is closed to all traffic in both directions. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 6.35pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 3pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gregory River and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 3pm Monday 16 December, the eastern side of a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Newlands Road, Gregory River. The western side of the fire has impacted Childers Road and is now travelling in a north-westerly direction towards Elliot River State Forest. 
 
Fire crews are working to contain the fire with the assistance of waterbombing operations and heavy machinery but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
Traffic restrictions are in place along Childers Road. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.
 
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 5pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Gregory River (north of Childers) bushfire as at 2pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gregory River and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 2pm Monday 16 December, a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north easterly direction from Childers Road towards Newlands Road, Gregory River. The fire is likely to impact Childers Road and Newlands Road, Gregory River.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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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Gregory River (north of Childers) – bushfire as at 12.50pm Mon 16 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near Childers Road and Foleys Road, Gregory River. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and there is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect the area and residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.