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

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Applethorpe (formerly Stanthorpe/Applethorpe) – bushfire as at 3.30pm Sun 15 Sept

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is monitoring the area near Kelly Road and Ellwood Road, Applethorpe. Crews are patrolling the area to address any flare ups that may occur, following a recent bushfire in the area. There’s no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect nearby areas. If affected, residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory 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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Applethorpe (formerly Stanthorpe/Applethorpe) – bushfire as at 11.15am Sun 15 Sept 

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) remain on scene to monitor the area near Kelly Road and Ellwood Road, Applethorpe, where a bushfire was burning overnight. Crews remain on scene to address any flare ups that may occur today. There’s no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect nearby areas. If affected, residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory 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: Applethorpe (formerly Stanthorpe/Applethorpe) bushfire as at 7.50pm Sat 14 Sept 
The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at Saturday 14 September, a bushfire in burning in an inaccessible area in the vicinity of Kelly Road and Ellwood 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 (@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.
 
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Stanthorpe/Applethorpe - bushfire as at 10am Thurs 12 Sept
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor the Stanthorpe/Applethorpe area over the coming days. The fire is now extinguished but smoke will continue to affect the area. The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes and the previous exclusion zone has ceased. Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Residents affected by smoke should close windows and doors. Those suffering a respiratory condition should keep their 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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Stanthorpe/Applethorpe - bushfire as at 6.40pm Wed 11 Sept

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor the Stanthorpe/Applethorpe area over the coming days. The fire is now extinguished but smoke will continue to affect the area. The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes and the previous exclusion zone has ceased. Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Residents affected by smoke should close windows and doors. Those suffering a respiratory condition should keep their 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: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 12.30pm Wed 11 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 12.30pm Wednesday 11 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen and patrol containment lines. Crews will work to extinguish hot spots throughout the day. 
 
Smoke will continue to be generated from this fire. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes. 
 
Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others contact Triple Zero (000).
 
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 (@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.
 
Further information is available via:
•           School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
•           For assistance with recovery:
-           Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
-           Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.
 

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 8.30am Wed 11 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 

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

Currently as at 8.30am Wednesday 11 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 

Firefighters continue to strengthen and patrol containment lines. Crews will work to extinguish hot spots throughout the day. 

Smoke will continue to be generated from this fire. 

The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes. An exclusion zone remains in place for all non-local traffic. This area is bounded by:

• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west

Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others contact Triple Zero (000).

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 (@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.

Further information is available via:
•           School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
•           For assistance with recovery:
-           Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
-           Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 3.40pm Tues 10 Sep

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 

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

Currently as at 3.40pm Tuesday 10 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 

Firefighters continue to strengthen and patrol containment lines. Crews will work to extinguish hot spots throughout the afternoon. 

Smoke will continue to be generated from this fire. 

The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes. An exclusion zone remains in place for all non-local traffic. This area is bounded by:

• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west

Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others contact Triple Zero (000).
A community meeting will be held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street), from 5pm to update residents on the situation.

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 (@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.

Further information is available via:
School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
For assistance with recovery:
- Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
- Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 3.40pm Tues 10 Sep

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 

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

Currently as at 10.10am, Tuesday 10 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 

Firefighters continue to strengthen and patrol containment lines. Crews will work to extinguish hot spots throughout the day.  
Smoke will continue to be generated from this fire. 

The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. Local residents may now return to their homes. An exclusion zone remains in place for all non-local traffic. This area is bounded by:

• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west

Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others contact Triple Zero (000).

A community meeting will be held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street), from 5pm to update residents on the situation.

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 (@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.

Further information is available via:
School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
For assistance with recovery:
- Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
- Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 12.35am Tues 10 Sep

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 

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

Currently as at 12.35am, Tuesday 10 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 

Firefighters continue to strengthen and consolidate containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.

Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 

The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result, an exclusion zone remains in place tonight. This area is bounded by:

• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west

The Exclusion Zone will be lifted tomorrow (Wednesday 10 Sept) at 10am with restricted access to local residents only. Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others, contact Triple Zero (000).

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 (@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.

Further information is available via:
School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
For assistance with recovery:
- Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
- Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (61 Marsh Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.

 

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The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 7.45pm Mon 9 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 

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

Currently as at 7.45pm, Monday 9 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 

Firefighters continue to strengthen and consolidate containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.

Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 

The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result, an exclusion zone remains in place tonight. This area is bounded by:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west

The Exclusion Zone will be lifted tomorrow (Wednesday 10 Sept) at 10am with restricted access to local residents only. Residents should exercise caution when re-entering a fire affected area as hazards may exist. If you are concerned for the safety of yourself or others, contact Triple Zero (000).

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 (@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.

Further information is available via:
School Closures  - education.qld.gov.au
For assistance with recovery:
- Community Recovery Hotline – 1800 173 349
- Stanthorpe Community Recovery Hub at Stanthorpe Civic Centre (Talc Street). Open from 9am-5pm, 7 days.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 3.50pm Mon 9 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 3.50pm, Monday 9 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will continue to consolidate containment lines throughout the entire burn area today. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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.
Information on school closures is available from Education Queensland: education.qld.gov.au. 
For emergency assistance visit the community recovery website: qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/recovery-after-disaster. Or contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349. 
As of Tuesday 10 September a community recovery hub will be established at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre, Talc Street, from 9am – 5pm, 7 days. Residents are encouraged to attend should they require assistance with recovery. 
 
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.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 9.40am Mon 9 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 9.40am, Monday 9 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will continue to consolidate containment lines throughout the entire burn area today. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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.

Information on school closures is available from Education Queensland: education.qld.gov.au. 

For emergency assistance visit the community recovery website: qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/recovery-after-disaster. Or contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349. 
 
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.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 4.35am Mon 9 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.35am, Monday 9 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will continue to consolidate containment lines throughout the entire burn area overnight. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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 (@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.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 8.45pm Sun 8 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 8.45pm, Sunday 8 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will continue to consolidate containment lines throughout the entire burn area overnight. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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 (@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.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 3.15pm Sun 8 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 3.15pm, Sunday 8 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will also be undertaking backburning operations throughout the day. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
• Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
• The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
• Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
• Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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 (@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.

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STAY INFORMED: Stanthorpe/Applethorpe bushfire as at 11.40am Sun 8 Sept

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 
 
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe areas. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 11.40am, Sunday 8 September, a bushfire is burning within containment lines in the Stanthorpe and Applethorpe area. 
 
Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines with efforts focused on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.
 
Crews will also be undertaking backburning operations throughout the day. Local residents may see an increase in smoke as a result.
 
Crews continue to conduct ongoing patrols to the west of the New England Highway, including at Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road, Amiens Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley and Stanthorpe. 
 
The safety of residents and firefighters remains a priority. As a result an exclusion zone remains in place and is bounded by the following areas:
Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane in the north
The New England Highway in the east, with the exception of Spiller Lane, Roessler Avenue, Ann Street and Sofia Lane
Amiens Road and McGrath Lane in the south 
Plant Lane in the west
 
All other residents are now able to return home.
 
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 (@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.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Stanthorpe (including Applethorpe) bushfire as at 9.15am Sun 8 Sept

**This bushfire warning is no longer current. Updated bushfire warnings for Applethorpe can now be found under “PREPARE TO LEAVE: Stanthorpe (including Applethorpe) bushfire as at 7am Sun 8 Sept”.**

LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 4.30am Sun 8 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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 4.30am, Sunday 8 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews remain on scene working towards containing the fire, with efforts focused along Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.

There will be ongoing patrols along the New England Highway, Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley. 

Residents should leave in a northerly or southerly direction along the New England Highway. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

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

Evacuation centres remain open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road and the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre on Talc Street.

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 (@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 by 6.30am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 2.30am Sun 8 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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 2.30am, Sunday 8 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews remain on scene working towards containing the fire, with efforts focused along Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.

There will be ongoing patrols along the New England Highway, Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley. 

Residents should leave in a northerly or southerly direction along the New England Highway. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

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

Evacuation centres remain open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road and the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre on Talc Street.

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 (@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 by 4.30am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 12.10am Sun 8 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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 12.10am, Sunday 8 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties on Ellwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews remain on scene working towards containing the fire, with efforts focused along Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.

There will be ongoing patrols along the New England Highway, Plant Lane, McGrath Lane, Caves Road and in the general areas around Happy Valley. 

Residents should leave in a northerly or southerly direction along the New England Highway. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

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

Evacuation centres remain open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road and the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre on Talc Street.

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 (@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 by 2.10am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 10.10pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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 10.10pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties on Elwood Road, Kelly Road and Allen Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews remain on scene working towards containing the fire, with efforts focused along Ellwood Road, Kelly Road, Allen Lane and into the Broadwater State Forest.

Residents should leave in a northerly or southerly direction along the New England Highway. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

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

Evacuation centres remain open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road and the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre on Talc Street.

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 (@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 by 12.10am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 7.45pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Applethorpe and conditions are getting worse.

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 7.45pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties south of Matthews Lane and Arico Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents should leave in a northerly direction along the New England Highway, towards Warwick. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

Fire crews will remain on scene throughout the night and will patrol containment lines and conduct backburning operations.

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

An evacuation centre remains open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road.

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 (@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 by 9.45pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 5.45pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Applethorpe and conditions are getting worse.

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 5.45pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties south of Matthews Lane and Arico Lane, Applethorpe. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents should leave in a northerly direction along the New England Highway, towards Warwick. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

Fire crews will remain on scene throughout the night and will patrol containment lines and conduct backburning operations.

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

An evacuation centre remains open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road.

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 (@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 by 7.45pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Applethorpe bushfire (part of Stanthorpe bushfire) as at 2.30pm Sat 7 Sept

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Applethorpe and conditions are getting worse.

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 2.30pm Saturday 7 September, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north, north easterly direction towards Applethorpe. It is expected to impact properties south of Matthews Lane and Arico Lane, Applethorpe within the next two hours. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents should leave in a northerly direction along the New England Highway, towards Warwick. The New England Highway is currently open but may be closed at short notice.

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.

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

An evacuation centre remains open at the YMCA Leslie Dam Active Recreation Centre at 578 Leslie Dam Road.

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 (@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 by 4.30pm or if the situation changes.