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

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Carrara – grass fire as at 8am Wed 30 Sep

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene working to contain a grass fire burning near Alison Road and Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara. This grassfire broke out yesterday afternoon and is posing no threat to property at this time. Nearby residents may be affected by a thick smoke haze which is expected impact the area for the next couple of days. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Carrara – grass fire as at 10.40pm Tue 29 Sep

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are finalising firefighting operations at a grass fire burning in the land near Alison Road and Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara. This grassfire broke out earlier this afternoon and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters have completed backburning operations and are now conducting blackening out operations with completion expected by early morning. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze. 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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STAY INFORMED: Carrara grass fire as at 8.20pm Tue 29 Sep

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a grassfire in Carrara.

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

Currently as at 8.20pm Tuesday 29 September a grassfire is burning in the land near Alison Road and Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara.

Multiple fire crews are working to contain the fire and are conducting backburning operations.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. A glow from the fire will be visible to nearby residents.

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.