**Residents of Cobraball, Bungundarra and Lake Mary should now refer to the Adelaide Park/Cobraball/Bungundarra/Lake Mary bushfire warning. There is no longer a separate warning in place for those communities.**

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STAY INFORMED: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Lake Mary bushfire as at 5.30pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra and Lake Mary. This bushfire warning no longer extends to Maryvale. 

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

Currently as at 5.30pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning within containment lines near Cobraball, Bungundarra and Lake Mary. 

Fire crews will continue to monitor the area throughout the coming days. 

The evacuation area that was previously located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon is now closed.

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: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 3.40am Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary.

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

Currently as at 3.40am Thursday 14 November, a slow-moving fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. 

The evacuation area that was previously located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon is now closed.

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: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 11am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary.

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

Currently as at 11am Wednesday, 13 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. 

The fire in the Mount Lizard area is safely burning within containment lines. 

Waterbombing operations are underway to support ground crews throughout the day.

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 8.55am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 8.55am Wednesday, 13 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

The fire in the Mount Lizard area is safely burning within containment lines. 

Waterbombing operations are underway to support ground crews throughout the day. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 10.55am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 6.20am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 6.20am Wednesday 13 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

The fire in the Mount Lizard area is safely burning within containment lines. 

Backburning operations have been completed and crews will remain on scene throughout the day. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 8.20am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 4.15am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 4.15am Wednesday 13 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

The fire in the Mount Lizard area is safely burning within containment lines. 

Backburning operations have been completed along Old Byfield Road, but are continuing south of Lake Mary Road. Crews will remain on scene throughout the day. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 6.15am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 1.55am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 1.55am Wednesday 13 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road and Serpentine Road, south of Mapes Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Backburning operations are being undertaken south of Lake Mary Road and Old Byfield Road. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 3.55am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 11.50pm Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 11.50pm Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road and Serpentine Road, south of Mapes Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Backburning operations are being undertaken south of Lake Mary Road. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 1.50am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 9.35pm Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 9.35pm Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road and Serpentine Road, south of Mapes Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Crews are constructing fires breaks on Wilds Road and south of Lake Mary Road. Backburning operations are also being undertaken south of Lake Mary Road. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 11.35pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 6.10pm Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 6.10pm Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road and Serpentine Road, south of Mapes Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are working on breaks at Millers Place, Vaughans Road and Woodvale Park Road. Backburning operations are in place on Browns Lane and Woodvale Park Road to strengthen containment lines. Firefighting aircraft have been operating in the area throughout the day supporting ground crews. Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 8.10pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 4pm Tues 12 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 4pm Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are monitoring containment lines and working to contain the fire. Firefighting aircraft have been operating in the area throughout the day supporting ground crews. Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 6pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 1.45pm Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 1.45pm Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are monitoring containment lines and working to contain the fire. Firefighting aircraft have been operating in the area throughout the day supporting ground crews. Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.

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 by 3.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 9.45am Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9.45am Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are continuing to conduct backburning operations and working to contain the fire. Firefighting aircraft have been operating in the area throughout the morning supporting ground crews. Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.

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 by 1.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 5.40am Tues 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5.40am Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are continuing to conduct backburning operations and continue to work to contain the fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.

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 by 9.40am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 3.35am Tue 12 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 3.35am Tuesday 12 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are continuing to conduct backburning operations and continue to work to contain the fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 5.35am Tuesday 12 November, or if the situation changes.
 
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 9pm Mon 11 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9pm Monday, 11 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are continuing to conduct backburning operations through the night and continue to work to contain the fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 4am Tuesday 12 November, or if the situation changes.
 
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 5.55pm Mon 11 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5.55pm Monday, 11 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews have conducted backburning operations today and continue to work to contain the fire, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 7.55pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 1.40pm Mon 11 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 1.40pm Monday, 11 November, a slow-moving but dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is still impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews continue to conduct backburning operations today in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 3.40pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 7.50am Mon 11 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

 
Currently as at 7.50am Monday, 11 November, a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews continue to conduct backburning operations today in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•           Advise family and friends of your plan.
•           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.
•           Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           Take action to protect your livestock.
•           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.
 
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 by 9.50am or if the situation changes.
 

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 5am Mon 11 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5am Monday, 11 November, a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews continue to conduct backburning operations today in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 7am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 2.35am Mon 11 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 2.35am Monday 11 November, a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews will be conducting backburning operations overnight in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
  • Advise family and friends of your plan.
  • 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.
  • Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
  • Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
  • Take action to protect your livestock.
  • 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.

    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

The next update will be provided by 4.35am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 10.45pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 10.45pm, Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews will be conducting backburning operations overnight in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
  • Advise family and friends of your plan.
  • 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.
  • Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
  • Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
  • Take action to protect your livestock.
  • 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.

    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

The next update will be provided by 2.45am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 8.10pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary, and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 8.10pm, Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews will be conducting backburning operations overnight in an effort to contain the blaze, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 10.10pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 6.55pm Sun 10 Nov 

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.
 
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 6.55pm Sunday, 10 November a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. 

It is currently impacting Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Residents south of the intersection at Lake Mary Road and Serpentine Road who are leaving the area should head south along Lake Mary Road towards Artillery Road. Residents north of the of the intersection at Lake Mary Road and Serpentine Road should travel north-west along Serpentine Road and make their way to Rossmoya Road.
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
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.
• 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.
• Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
 
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 by 8.55pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 4.55pm Sun 10 Nov 

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 4.55pm Sunday, 10 November a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. It is currently impacting Lake Mary Road at the intersection of Serpentine Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Residents south of the intersection at Lake Mary Road and Serpentine Road who are leaving the area should head south along Lake Mary Road towards Artillery Road. Residents north of the of the intersection at Lake Mary Road and Serpentine Road should travel north-west along Serpentine Road and make their way to Rossmoya Road.
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
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.
• 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.
• Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
 
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 by 6.55pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 2.30pm Sun 10 Nov 

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.
 
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale, Lake Mary. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 2.30pm Sunday, 10 November a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. It is expected to impact Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary imminently. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Residents leaving the area should head south along Lake Mary Road towards Artillery Road.
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
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.
• 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.
• Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
 
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 by 4.30pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary bushfire as at 12.45pm Sun 10 Nov 

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.
 
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching

Cobraball, Bungundarra, Maryvale, Lake Mary. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 12.45pm Sunday, 10 November a dangerous fire is travelling from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. It is expected to impact Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary imminently. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Residents leaving the area should head south along Lake Mary Road towards Artillery Road.
 
An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.
 
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
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.
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.
Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
 
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 by 2.45pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

LEAVE NOW: Cobraball/Bungundarra bushfire as at 10.10am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball and Bungundarra 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 10:10am Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards Woodbury Road, Druces Road and Mapes Road. It is expected to have a significant impact on the community. 

Residents on Woodbury Road, south of the intersection with Browns Lane, should evacuate in a northerly direction towards Browns Lane and then onto Farnborough Road. Residents should then travel south towards the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. 

Residents on Woodbury Road, north of the intersection with Browns Lane, should evacuate in a northerly direction towards Farnborough Road and then travel south towards the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. 

A separate warning is current for residents in the Neils Road and Adelaide Park Road area. These residents should refer to the bushfire warning for Adelaide Park. 

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.

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 (@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 by 12:10pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

LEAVE NOW: Cobraball/Bungundarra bushfire as at 5.45am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball and Bungundarra 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 5.45am Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards Druces Road and Mapes Road. It is expected to impact Mapes Road. This fire could have a significant impact on the community. 

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.

Residents who have not already evacuated the area are advised to travel south on Farnborough Rd towards Yeppoon. 

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. 

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 (@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 by 7.45am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

SEEK SHELTER: Cobraball/Bungundarra (west of Yeppoon) bushfire as at 3.35am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Cobraball and Bungundarra.

It is now too late to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. Your safest option is to identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 3.35am Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards Druces Road and Mapes Road. 
It is currently burning in an area north of Stones Road and south of Mapes Road, and is expected to impact Mapes Road and Druces Road within one hour. The fire continues to impact Bungundarra Road. It is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous, and firefighters are unable to prevent the fire advancing.

The fire poses a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality. As the fire approaches, it will become difficult for you to see, hear and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness, and loud noise.

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

If you are staying:
•             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.
•             Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

If you are not staying:
•             Leave now. Do not delay.
•             Be prepared to negotiate changing road conditions. Roads may become blocked or access may change.
•             If you become stuck in your car, park away from bush and get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

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/offlineand 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 5.35am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

SEEK SHELTER: Cobraball/Bungundarra (west of Yeppoon) bushfire as at 1.30am Sun 10 Nov

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE:

QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Cobraball and Bungundarra.

It is now too late to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. Your safest option is to identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 1.15am Sunday 10 November, a dangerous fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards Druces Road and Mapes Road. It is expected to impact Mapes Road and Druces Road in around one hour. It is currently burning near Norpine Road and Woodbine Road, including Paradigm Road, Daly Creek Road and Stones Road. It has impacted Bungundarra Road, Mount Rae Road and Woodbury Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous, and firefighters are unable to prevent the fire advancing.

The fire poses a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality. As the fire approaches, it will become difficult for you to see, hear and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness, and loud noise.

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

If you are staying:

•             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.

•             Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

If you are not staying:

•             Leave now. Do not delay.

•             Be prepared to negotiate changing road conditions. Roads may become blocked or access may change.

•             If you become stuck in your car, park away from bush and get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

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 3.30am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

SEEK SHELTER: Cobraball/Bungundarra (west of Yeppoon) bushfire as at 11.15pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Cobraball and Bungundarra.

It is now too late to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. Your safest option is to identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 11.15pm Saturday 9 November, a dangerous fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards Druces Road and Mapes Road. It is expected to impact Mapes Road and Druces Road in around one hour to one and a half hours. It is currently burning near Norpine Road and Woodbine Road, including Paradigm Road, Daly Creek Road and Stones Road. It is impacting Bungundarra Road, Mount Rae Road and Woodbury Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous, and firefighters are unable to prevent the fire advancing.

The fire poses a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality. As the fire approaches, it will become difficult for you to see, hear and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness, and loud noise.

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

If you are staying:
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.
Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

If you are not staying:
Leave now. Do not delay.
Be prepared to negotiate changing road conditions. Roads may become blocked or access may change.
If you become stuck in your car, park away from bush and get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

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 1.15am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

SEEK SHELTER: Cobraball/Bungundarra (west of Yeppoon) bushfire as at 9.10pm Sat 9 Nov

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE:

QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Cobraball and Bungundarra.

It is now too late to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. Your safest option is to identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 9.10pm Saturday 9 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Druces Road and Mapes Road. It is expected to impact Stones Road within an hour and Mapes Road within two hours. It is currently burning near Norpine Road and Woodbine Road, including Paradigm Road, Daly Creek Road and Stones Road. It is impacting Bungundarra Road, Mount Rae Road and Woodbury Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous, and firefighters are unable to prevent the fire advancing.

The fire poses a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality. As the fire approaches, it will become difficult for you to see, hear and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness, and loud noise.

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon.

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

    If you are staying:

  • 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.
  • Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

    If you are not staying:

  • Leave now. Do not delay.
  • Be prepared to negotiate changing road conditions. Roads may become blocked or access may change.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bush and get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

    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 by 11.10pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cobraball (west of Yeppoon) bushfire as at 7.15pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 7.15pm Saturday 9 November, a dangerous fire is burning near Bungundarra Road, Mount Rae Road, Woodbury Road, Norpine Road and Woodbine Road. It is impacting Bungundarra Road, Mount Rae Road, Woodbury Road, Norpine Road and Woodbine Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

People can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. 

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 suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

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.
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.
Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

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 by 9.15pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Cobraball (south-west of Yeppoon) grass fire as at 6pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball 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 6pm Saturday 9 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north easterly direction between Limestone Creek Road, Preston Road and Adelaide Park Road. 

It is currently impacting Barmaryee Road and Neils Road. 

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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 can relocate to the basketball courts in Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. 

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

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 8pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Cobraball (south-west of Yeppoon) grass fire as at 2.55pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball 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 2.55pm Saturday 9 November, a dangerous fire is travelling in a north easterly direction from Old Byfield Road towards Limestone Creek Road. 

It is currently impacting Barmaryee Road and Neils Road. 

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

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 4.55pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Cobraball (south-west of Yeppoon) grass fire as at 1.35pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cobraball 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 1.35pm, Saturday 9 November, a fast-moving grass fire is travelling in a northerly direction from Old Byfield Road, Newby Road and Cobraball Road, Cobraball. The fire is likely to impact Newby Road. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

People leaving the area should travel in an easterly direction towards Cobraball Road, onto Yeppoon 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 (@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 by 3.35pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cobraball (south-west of Yeppoon) grass fire as at 12.55pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a grass fire in Cobraball and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 12.55pm, Saturday 9 November, a fast moving grass fire is travelling in a northerly direction from Old Byfield Road, Newby Road and Cobraball Road, Cobraball.

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.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
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.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
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.

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 by 2.55pm or if the situation changes.