**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**
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STAY INFORMED: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket bushfire) as at 10.45am Sun 8 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 
 
Currently as at 10.45am Sunday 8 December, a slow-moving fire is burning between Wivenhoe Somerset Road and Wivenhoe Dam.
 
The Brisbane Valley Highway is closed between Fernvale State School and Coominya Connection Road due to fallen trees and smoke. There is a diversion in place through Lowood. 
 
Firefighters and water bombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze.
 
Residents can return to the area but should proceed with caution and follow the direction of QFES personnel. 
 
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.
 
Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket bushfire) as at 6.50pm Sat 7 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek.

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

There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 
 
Currently as at 6.50pm Saturday 7 December, a slow-moving fire is burning between Wivenhoe Somerset Road and Wivenhoe Dam.
 
Crews will be working along the road and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.

The Brisbane Valley Highway is closed between Fernvale State School and Coominya Connection Road due to fallen trees and smoke. There is a diversion in place through Lowood. 

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and will continue to monitor overnight. 
 
Residents can return to the area but should proceed with caution and follow the direction of QFES personnel. 
 
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.

Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket bushfire) as at 12.50am Sat 7 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek.

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

There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 
 
Currently as at 12.50am Saturday 7 December, a slow-moving fire is burning between Wivenhoe Somerset Road and Wivenhoe Dam.
 
Crews will be working along the road and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and will continue to monitor overnight. 
 
Residents can return to the area but should proceed with caution due to fallen trees and follow the direction of QFES personnel. 
 
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.
 
Earlier..

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket bushfire) as at 10.45pm Fri 6 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek and conditions could get worse.  

Residents who have evacuated should not return until advised it is safe to do so. 

There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 

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 10.45pm Friday 6 December, a slow-moving fire is burning between Wivenhoe Somerset Road and Wivenhoe Dam.
  
Crews will be working along the road and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Multiple fire crews are working to contain the fire, with the assistance of heavy machinery, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
The evacuation centre at the Somerset Civic Centre is now closed.
 
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 12.45am or if the situation changes.
Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket) bushfire as at 8pm Fri 6 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek and conditions could get worse.  

Residents who have evacuated should not return until advised it is safe to do so. 

There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 

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 8pm Friday 6 December, a slow-moving fire is burning towards Split Yard Creek near Wivenhoe Somerset Road.  

Crews will be working along the road and motorists are advised to drive with caution to conditions. 

Multiple 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.

An evacuation centre has been opened at the Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hampton Road, Esk.

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 10pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

LEAVE NOW: Split Yard Creek (part of Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket fire) as at 6.25pm Fri 6 Dec

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket, travelling towards Split Yard Creek and conditions are getting worse. 

There is a separate warning in place for residents in Patrick Estate and Wivenhoe Pocket. Residents in these areas should follow directions given in that warning. 

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 6.25pm Friday 6 December, a fast-moving fire is burning on both sides of the Brisbane Valley Highway travelling in a north, north easterly direction near the eastern side of the Wivenhoe Dam towards Split Yard Creek. The fire is likely to impact Split Yard Creek. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Traffic restrictions are in place on the Brisbane Valley Highway. Fallen trees and debris are affecting roads in the area. 

Split Yard Creek Residents should travel around Lake Wivenhoe towards the Somerset Civic Centre by driving in a northerly direction along Wivenhoe Somerset Road, then west on Esk Kilcoy Road.

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.

An evacuation centre has been opened at the Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hampton Road, Esk. 

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 8.25pm or if the situation changes.