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

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STAY INFORMED: Beechmont township bushfire (part of Binna Burra bushfire) as at 9.30pm Sat 7 Sept

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 9.30pm, Saturday 7 September, a bushfire is burning in the Beechmont area, travelling towards Beechmont Road, South West Road, Windabout Road and adjoining streets. 

The fire is burning in inaccessible country and firefighters remain on scene to monitor the situation. 

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 (@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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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Beechmont township bushfire (part of Binna Burra bushfire) as at 6.45pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Beechmont 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 6.45pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous and unpredictable fire is burning close to the Beechmont area.

The fire is likely to impact the Beechmont area, including Beechmont Road, South West Road, Windabout Road and adjoining streets.

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.

A place of refuge has been opened at the Moriarty Park Community Sports Centre, 37 Coburg Rd, Canungra.

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 (@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 by 8.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Beechmont township bushfire (part of Binna Burra bushfire) as at 3.55pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Beechmont 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 3.55pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous and unpredictable fire is burning close to the Beechmont area.

The fire is likely to impact the Beechmont area, including Beechmont Road, South West Road, Windabout Road and adjoining streets.

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.

A place of refuge has been opened at the Moriarty Park Community Sports Centre, 37 Coburg Rd, Canungra.

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 (@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 by 5.55pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Beechmont township bushfire (part of Binna Burra bushfire) as at 1.35pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Beechmont 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 1.35pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous and unpredictable fire is burning close to the Beechmont area.

The fire is likely to impact the Beechmont area, including Beechmont Road, South West Road, Windabout Road and adjoining streets.

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.

A place of refuge has been opened at the Moriarty Park Community Sports Centre, 37 Coburg Rd, Canungra.

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 (@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 by 3.35pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Beechmont township bushfire (part of Binna Burra bushfire) as at 11.20am Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Beechmont 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 11.20am Saturday 7 September, a dangerous and unpredictable fire is burning close to the Beechmont area.

The fire is likely to impact the Beechmont area, including Beechmont Road, South West Road, Windabout Road and adjoining streets.

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.

A place of refuge has been opened at the Moriarty Park Community Sports Centre, 37 Coburg Rd, Canungra.

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 (@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 by 1.20pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Beechmont township (Gold Coast hinterland) bushfire as at 5.05am Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Beechmont 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 Saturday 7 September, a dangerous and unpredictable fire is burning close to the Beechmont township.

The fire is likely to impact the Beechmont township, including Beechmont Road, Windabout Road, Flemington Road, Doncaster Road, Doomben Court, Gumtree Court, Ascot Court, Wattle Court, South West Road, Lilac Tree Court, McInnes Court, Acacia Court, Cypress Court, Jacaranda Court, Poplar Court, Willow Court, Maple Court, Prunus Court.

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.

A place of refuge is available at Tamborine Memorial Hall, Waterford Tamborine Rd, Tamborine.

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 (@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 by 7.05am or if the situation changes.