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

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Banksia Beach – bushfire as at 3.55pm Sun 20 Jan 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. Smouldering logs are burning well within containment lines, and crews will remain on scene well into the night to monitor. There is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect nearby residents, so they should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

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Banksia Beach – bushfire as at 8.50am Sun 20 Jan 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. This fire is burning well within containment lines, and crews will remain on scene today monitoring and blackening out hotspots. There is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect nearby residents, so they should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

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Banksia Beach – bushfire as at 7pm Sat 19 Jan

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. This fire is contained, and crews will remain on scene overnight and tomorrow to monitor the fire. There is no threat to property at this time. Thick smoke is slowly dissipating; however, smoke may still affect nearby residents over the coming days. Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 3.10pm Sat 19 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Banksia Beach. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 3.10pm Saturday 19 January, a bushfire is burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. This fire is contained, and fire crews will remain on scene this afternoon and overnight to monitor and strengthen containment lines. 
 
QFES advises people, including bushwalkers, to avoid the area while firefighting operations are underway. Traffic diversions are in place in the area. 

Properties are not under threat at this time. People in the area, particularly those near Avon Avenue, and residents south towards Brisbane may be affected by heavy smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 10.35am Sat 19 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Banksia Beach. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 10.35am Saturday 19 January, a bushfire is burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. Fire crews will remain on scene today to strengthen containment lines. 
 
QFES advises people, including bushwalkers, to avoid the area while firefighting operations are underway. Traffic diversions are in place in the area. 

Properties are not under threat at this time. People in the area, particularly those near Avon Avenue, may be affected by heavy smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 8.10am Sat 19 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Banksia Beach. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 8.10am Saturday 19 January, a bushfire is burning near Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue and Hornsby Road in Banksia Beach. Fire crews will remain on scene today to strengthen containment lines. 
 
QFES advises people, including bushwalkers, to avoid the area while firefighting operations are underway. 

Properties are not under threat at this time. People in the area may be affected by heavy smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 8.45pm Fri 18 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Banksia Beach. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 8.45pm Friday 18 January, a bushfire is travelling from Sunderland Drive in a southerly direction towards Hornsby Road and the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. The fire is also burning in the vicinity of Avon Avenue, Alpinia Avenue, Anchor Court, Winch Avenue and Schooner Avenue. 
 
Crews will remain on scene overnight and will continue backburning operations between Heathland Street and the Banksia Beach State School in an effort to contain the fire. Residents in the vicinity may be affected by smoke throughout the night.

Properties are not under threat at this stage. People in the area may be affected by heavy smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
 
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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 4pm Fri 18 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Banksia Beach. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4pm Friday 18 January, a bushfire is travelling from Sunderland Drive in a southerly direction towards Hornsby Road and the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. The fire is also burning in the vicinity of Avon Avenue, Alpinia Avenue, Anchor Court, Winch Avenue and Schooner Avenue. 
 
Traffic restrictions may be in place throughout the afternoon. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Banksia Beach bushfire as at 3.10pm Fri 18 Jan

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 3.10pm Friday 18 January, a bushfire is travelling from Sunderland Drive in a westerly direction towards Avon Avenue, Alpinia Avenue, Anchor Court, Winch Avenue and Schooner Avenue. 

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 or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 1.20pm Fri 18 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will remain on scene today at a vegetation fire burning in the vicinity of Sunderland Drive, Avon Avenue, McMahon Road and Uni Lease Road. Crews are currently monitoring the blaze. Some local traffic restrictions are in place. Heavy smoke may affect surrounding areas, including parts of the mainland, today. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 9.55am Fri 18 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will remain on scene throughout the day at a vegetation fire north-east of Sunderland Drive, Hall Road, Uni Lease Track, McMahons Track and Heathland Street, Banksia Beach. The fire is contained and crews will continue to monitor the area. Some local road closures are in place. Smoke will affect surrounding areas, including parts of the mainland, throughout today. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 10.45pm Thur 17 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will remain on scene overnight at a vegetation fire north-east of Sunderland Drive, Hall Road, Uni Lease Track, McMahons Track and Heathland Street, Banksia Beach. The fire is contained but crews will continue to conduct backburning operations overnight. Smoke may affect surrounding areas, including areas on the mainland near Deception Bay as well as Petrie. Smoke may also be visible from Beerwah. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 9pm Thur 17 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will remain on scene overnight at a vegetation fire north-east of Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach. The fire is contained but crews will continue to conduct backburning operations overnight. Smoke may affect surrounding areas, including areas on the mainland near Deception Bay as well as Petrie. Smoke may also be visible from Beerwah. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 9pm Thur 17 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will remain on scene throughout the evening at a vegetation fire north-east of Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach. The fire is contained but crews will continue to backburn in the area in the coming hours. Smoke may affect surrounding areas, including areas on the mainland near Deception Bay. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Banksia Beach (Bribie Island) – vegetation fire as at 3.15pm Thur 17 Jan

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a vegetation fire north-east of Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach. Crews are currently undertaking backburning operations in an effort to contain the blaze. Smoke may affect surrounding areas this afternoon and into the evening. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.