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

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St Helens (west of Toowoomba) bushfire as at 10.30am Wed 9 Oct

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are continuing to monitor a grass fire smouldering near St Helens Road and Wallingford Road, St Helens. The fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Nearby residents may be affected by smoke haze over the coming days. 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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St Helens (west of Toowoomba) bushfire as at 4.45pm Tues 8 Oct

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near St Helens Road and Wallingford Road, St Helens. The fire broke out earlier today and is posing no threat to property at this time. Crews will monitor the fire into the night. Nearby residents may be affected by 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: St Helens (west of Toowoomba) bushfire as at 2.10pm Tues 8 Oct

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 2.10pm Tuesday 8 October, a bushfire is burning near St Helens Road and Wallingford Road, St Helens. 

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Crews are working to contain the fire. 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.