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

Earlier...

Apple Tree Creek (west of Childers) - bushfire as at 1.05pm Sun 24 Nov 

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning in the vicinity of the Bruce Highway and Spencer Street. This fire is now contained and is posing no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect surrounding areas. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication 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.

Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Apple Tree Creek (west of Childers) bushfire as at 12pm Sun 24 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire near Apple Tree Creek.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 12pm Sunday 24 November, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of the Bruce Highway and Spencer Street. 

Firefighters are working to contain the fire. Motorists along the Bruce Highway should drive with caution and to conditions. 
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@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.