Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are on scene at a bushfire burning in the Pinnacles National Park. This fire is currently posing no threat to property. Firefighters are working to control the blaze by strengthening containment lines along Granitevale Road. People at Rupertswood and Alice River may be affected by smoke. 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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Gumlow – bushfire as at 9am Sat 28 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are on scene at a bushfire burning in the Pinnacles National Park. This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to control the blaze by strengthening containment lines along Granitevale Road. People at Rupertswood and Alice River may be affected by smoke. 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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Gumlow – bushfire as at 1.15pm Thu 26 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning in the Pinnacles National Park. This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to control the blaze by strengthening containment lines along Granitevale Road. Residents of Rupertswood and Alice River may be affected by smoke. 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: Gumlow bushfire as at  12.50pm Wed 25 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a large bushfire burning to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 12.50pm Wednesday 25 November, a large bushfire is burning in the Pinnacles National Park and is travelling from Gumlow in a north westerly direction towards Alice River and Rupertswood.

Residents of Gumlow, Rupertswood, Rasmussen and Alice River will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Multiple QFES crews and water bombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze with backburning operations taking place along Granitevale Road and Gumlow Road near Hervey Range Road.

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.

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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 9am Tue 24 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a large bushfire burning to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 9am Tuesday 24 November, a large bushfire is burning in the Pinnacles National Park and is travelling from Gumlow in a north westerly direction towards Alice River and Rupertswood.

Residents of Gumlow, Rupertswood, Rasmussen and Alice River will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Multiple QFES crews and water bombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze with backburning operations taking place along Granitevale Road and Gumlow Road near Hervey Range Road.

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.

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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 8.45pm Mon 23 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a large bushfire burning to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 8.45pm Monday 23 November, a large bushfire is travelling from Gumlow in a north westerly direction towards Alice River and Rangewood.

Residents of Gumlow, Rangewood, Rupertswood and Alice River will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Multiple QFES crews are on scene working to contain the blaze with backburning operations taking place along Granitevale Road near Hervey Range Road.

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;

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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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 10.50am Mon 23 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a large bushfire burning to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 10.50am Monday 23 November, a large is burning in the Pinnacles National Park and is travelling from Gumlow in a north westerly direction towards Alice River and Rangewood.

Residents of Gumlow, Rangewood, Rupertswood, Rasmussen and Alice River will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Multiple QFES crews and water bombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze with backburning operations taking place along Granitevale Road and Gumlow Road near Hervey Range Road.

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.

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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 9.45am Sun 22 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a large bushfire burning to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 9.45am Sunday 22 November, a large bushfire is travelling from Gumlow in a north westerly direction towards Alice River and Rangewood.

Residents of Gumlow, Rangewood, Rupertswood and Alice River will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Multiple QFES crews are on scene working to contain the blaze with backburning operations taking place along Granitevale Road near Hervey Range Road.

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.

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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 7pm Sat 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gumlow National Park to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 7pm Saturday 21 November, a large bushfire is travelling from Gumlow National Park in a westerly direction towards Alice River.

Multiple QFES crews are on scene working to contain the blaze and will be undertaking backburning operations tonight along Granitevale Road near Hervey Range 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.

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STAY INFORMED: Gumlow bushfire as at 1:30pm Sat 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Gumlow National Park to the west of Gumlow.

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

Currently as at 1.30pm Saturday 21 November, a large fast moving bushfire is travelling from Gumlow National Park in a westerly direction towards Rupertswood.

Multiple QFES crews are on scene working to contain the blaze.

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.

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Gumlow (near Townsville) – bushfire as at 12:45pm Sat 21 Nov

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a large bushfire burning in Gumlow National Park. The fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Residents of Gumlow, Rangewood, Rupertswood and Alice River may be affected by smoke throughout the day. 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.