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

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Lowmead – grass fire as at 2.15pm Thurs 8 Oct

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a grass fire burning north of Old Toweran Road, Lowmead. The slow-moving fire which has been burning for several days is under control and posing no threat to property at this time. Fire crews continue to patrol the fire and aerial equipment is in use. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Lowmead - grass fire as at 2:15pm Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a grass fire burning in a north-easterly direction towards Old Toweran Road, Lowmead. The slow moving fire which broke out on Saturday is under control and posing no threat to property at this time. Fire crews are undertaking backburning operations and will continue to patrol the fire over the coming days. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze for the rest of today and overnight. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Lowmead -  grass fire as at 5:15 PM Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Queensland Fire & Emergency Services crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning in a north-easterly direction towards Old Toweran Road, Lowmead. The fire broke out on Saturday and is posing no threat to property at this time. Fire crews are working to contain the fire. 
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. 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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Lowmead -  grass fire as at 12:35 PM Sunday, 27 September 2020

Grass fire warning level: ADVICE 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a grass fire in Stockbridge Road at Lowmead. You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes

Currently as at 12.35pm a grass fire is travelling from Stockbridge Road in a north easterly direction towards Old Toweran Road. 

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.