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STAY INFORMED: Tolga (south of Mareeba) vegetation fire as at 11.15am Fri 6 Sept

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 11.15am Friday 6 September, a bushfire is burning at the end of Hall Road and Northey Road, between the Barron River and Spring Creek, at Tolga. 

This fire is burning within containment lines and firefighters will continue to monitor the blaze.

Firefighters conducted extensive backburning in the area overnight and will be undertaking patrols throughout day.

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: Tolga (south of Mareeba) vegetation fire as at 5.20pm Thurs 5 Sept
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 5.20pm Thursday 5 September, a bushfire is burning at the end of Hall Road and Northey Road, between the Barron River and Spring Creek, at Tolga. 

This fire is burning within containment lines and firefighters will continue to monitor the blaze.

Crews may be backburning in the area. 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: Tolga (south of Mareeba) vegetation fire as at 11.15am Thurs 5 Sept
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 11.15am Thursday 5 September, a bushfire is burning at the end of Hall Road and Northey Road, between the Barron River and Spring Creek, at Tolga. 

This fire is burning within containment lines and firefighters will remain on scene monitoring the blaze throughout the day. 

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: Tolga (south of Mareeba) vegetation fire as at 2:20 pm Wed 4 Sept

The previous bushfire warning has changed.
 
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 2:20pm Wednesday 4 September, a bushfire is burning at the end of Northey Road, between the Barron River and Spring Creek, at Tolga. 

Firefighters are currently carrying out backburning operations 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 (@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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Tolga (south of Mareeba) – vegetation fire as at 10.50am Wed 4 Sep 19

 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning at the end of Northey Road, between the Barron River and Spring Creek, at Tolga. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Smoke is affecting the surrounding area. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.