**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**
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Woodgate/Walkers Point Road/Kinkuna Waters – bushfire as at 11.45am Sun 24 Nov

 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kinkuna Waters Estate, Woodgate Road, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road, Kinkuna Waters and Woodgate Road, Woppis Road, Walkers Point Road, Darville Road and Heidkes Road, Woodgate. The two separate warnings for these areas have now been combined and residents should now refer to this warning. The fire remains contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Crews will continue to conduct patrols of the fireground in the coming days. Smoke may affect the area. If affected, residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication close by if required. 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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Woodgate/Walkers Point Road/Kinkuna Waters – bushfire as at 11.20am Sat 23 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Kinkuna Waters Estate, Woodgate Road, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road, Kinkuna Waters and Woodgate Road, Woppis Road, Walkers Point Road, Darville Road and Heidkes Road, Woodgate. The two separate warnings for these areas have now been combined and residents should now refer to this warning. The fire remains contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Crews will continue to conduct patrols of the fireground over the weekend and smoke may affect the area. If affected, residents should close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition are advised to keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) – bushfire as at 8.10am Fri 22 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Woodgate Road, Woppis Road, Walkers Point Road, Darville Road and Heidkes Road, Woodgate. The fire remains contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Crews will continue to conduct patrols of the fireground over the weekend and smoke may affect the area. If affected, residents should close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition are advised to keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) – bushfire as at 2.15pm Tues 19 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Woodgate Road, Woppis Road, Walkers Point Road, Darville Road and Heidkes Road, Woodgate. The fire is contained and there is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect the area. If affected, residents should close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition are advised to keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 5.40pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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

Currently as at 5.40pm Monday 18 November, a bushfire is burning within containment lines near Woodgate Road, Woppis Road and Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Walkers Point Road, Jarretts Road and Woodgate Road are now open. Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road.

Crews will continue to patrol the area throughout the night.

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: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 4.45pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.45pm Sunday 17 November, a bushfire is burning within containment lines near Woodgate Road, Woppis Road and Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Walkers Point Road, Jarretts Road and Woodgate Road are now open. Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road. 
 
Crews will continue to patrol the area throughout the night. 
 
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: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 11.35pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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

Currently as at 11.35pm Saturday 16 November, a bushfire is burning within containment lines near Woodgate Road, Woppis Road and Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 

Walkers Point Road and Jarretts Road are now open under Queensland Police Service (QPS) control to residents, and Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road. 

Crews will continue to patrol the area throughout the night. 

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 8.10pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 

Walkers Point Road and Jarretts Road are now open under Queensland Police Service (QPS) control to residents, and Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road. 

Fire crews will patrol the area throughout the night.

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 6.20pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.


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 6.20pm Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 

Walkers Point Road and Jarretts Road are now open under Queensland Police Service (QPS) control to residents, and Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road. 

Fire crews will patrol the area throughout the night.

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 8.20pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 4.55pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 4.55pm Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 

Walkers Point Road and Jarretts Road are now open under Queensland Police Service (QPS) control to residents, and Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road. 

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 6.55pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 3.50pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 3.50pm Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 

Increased wind activity in the area has caused trees to come down, which has prevented access to Walkers Point Road, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road. 

Residents who have evacuated from Walkers Point Road are unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road are now also closed.

Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 5.50pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 1.35pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 1.35pm Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  

Increased wind activity in the area has caused trees to come down, which has prevented access to Walkers Point Road, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road. 

Residents who have evacuated from Walkers Point Road are unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road are now also closed.

Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 3.35pm or if the situation changes.


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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 12.35pm Sat 16 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 12.35pm Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  

Residents will be permitted to access Walkers Point today between 1pm and 6pm under Queensland Police Service (QPS) direction. 

Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road are now open to residents under QPS direction.  

Woodgate Road remains open in both directions. 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
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 2.35pm or if the situation changes.
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 11.25am Sat 16 Nov
 
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 11.25am Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  

Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Woodgate Road is now open in both directions. 

There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  .  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 1.25pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 8.50am Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 8.50am Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  

Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Woodgate Road is now open in both directions. 

There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and waterbombing aircraft, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  .  

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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

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 10.50am or if the situation changes.
 
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 4.25am Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.


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 4.25am Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  
 
Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Woodgate Road is now open in both directions. 
 
There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the day on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
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 6.25am or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 12.30am Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. 

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.


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 12.30am Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. The fire is not contained.  
 
Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 

Woodgate Road is now open in both directions. 
 
There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the night on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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.

For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
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 or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 10.10pm Fri 15 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse. There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 10.10pm Friday 15 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Woodgate Road is now open in both directions. 
 
Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 
 
There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
The fire is not contained. 
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the night on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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.
For residents who have already evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
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 12.10am or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 7.35pm Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 7.35pm Friday 15 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Woodgate Road is now open in both directions under Queensland Police Service control.

Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 
 
There is no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the night on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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 over the coming days, 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 9.35pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 5.30pm Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 5.30pm Friday 15 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Woodgate Road is closed in both directions. Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 
 
There is no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work on containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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 over the coming days, 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 7.30pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 3.20pm Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 3.20pm Friday 15 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Woodgate Road is closed in both directions. Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. 

There is no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to fire hazards in the area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and water bombing aircraft will continue to work throughout the day to construct containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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 over the coming days, 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 5.20pm or if the situation changes.

 

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 12.35pm Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 12.35pm Friday 15 November, a bushfire is continuing to burn near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate. 
 
Woodgate Road is now closed in both directions. Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. There continues to be no access to Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road due to the dangers in the burnt out area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and water bombing aircraft will continue to work throughout the day to construct containment lines and carry out firefighting activities.  
 
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 over the coming days, 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 2.35pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 10.30am Fri 15 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 10.30am Friday 15 November, a bushfire is continuing to burn within containment lines near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.
 
Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. Woodgate Road is open to residents to return to Woodgate township under Queensland Police Service (QPS) control. There is no access to Jarretts Road, Heidkes Road and Kinkuna Waters Estate due to the dangers in the burnt out area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and water bombing aircraft will continue to work throughout the day to strengthen containment lines. 
 
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 over the coming days, 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 12.30pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 8am Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 8am Friday 15 November, a bushfire is continuing to burn within containment lines near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.
 
Residents who have been evacuated from Walkers Point Road are still unable to return to Walkers Point. Woodgate Road is open to residents to return to Woodgate township under QPS control. There is no access to Jarretts Road, Heidkes Road and Kinkuna Waters Estate due to the dangers in the burnt out area.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery and water bombing aircraft will continue to work throughout the day to strengthen containment lines. 
 
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 over the coming days, 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 10am or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 5.15am Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse.
 
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 5.15am Friday 15 November, a bushfire is continuing to burn near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.
 
Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. Queensland Police Service (QPS) is allowing residents from the Woodgate township through the road block on Woodgate Road to return to their residences under QPS control. Residents from Kinkuka Waters Estate, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road can not return to their properties at this time.
 
For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the day to strengthen containment lines. 
 
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 over the coming days, 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 7.15am or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 2.45am Fri 15 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 2.45am Friday 15 November, a bushfire is continuing to burn near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. Queensland Police Service (QPS) are allowing residents from the Woodgate township through the road block on Woodgate Road to return to their residences under QPS control. Residents from Kinkuka Waters Estate, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road can not return to their properties at this time.

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the night to strengthen containment lines. 

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 over the coming days, 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 4.45am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 12am Fri 15 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 12am Friday 15 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. Queensland Police Service (QPS) are allowing residents from the Woodgate township through the road block on Woodgate Road to return to their residences under QPS control. Residents from Kinkuka Waters Estate, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road can not return to their properties at this time.

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work throughout the night to strengthen containment lines. 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 over the coming days, 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 2am or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 9.40pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 9.40pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. Queensland Police Service (QPS) are allowing residents from the Woodgate township through the road block on Woodgate Road to return to their residences under QPS control. Residents from Kinkuka Waters Estate, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road can not return to their properties at this time.

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews continue to work to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, continue to construct and strengthen containment lines. 

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 over the coming days, 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 11.40pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 6.55pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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 6.55pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. Queensland Police Service (QPS) are allowing residents from the Woodgate township through the road block on Woodgate Road to return to their residences under QPS control. Residents from Kinkuka Waters Estate, Jarretts Road and Heidkes Road can not return to their properties at this time.

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews continue to work to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, continue to construct and strengthen containment lines. 

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 over the coming days, 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 8.55pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 4.50pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.

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

Currently as at 4.50pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. This road cannot be accessed by any vehicle except fire response vehicles. 

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews continue to work with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, continue to construct and strengthen containment lines. 

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 over the coming days, 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 6.50pm or if the situation changes.
 

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 2.50pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse.
There is a separate warning current for Kinkuna Waters and the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in that bushfire warning.
 
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 2.50pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood. This road cannot be accessed by any vehicle except fire response vehicles. 

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Fire crews continue to work with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, continue to construct and strengthen containment lines. 

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 over the coming days, 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 4.50pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 12.35pm Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12.35pm Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

For residents who have evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 

Fire crews will be working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. 

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 over the coming days, 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 2.35pm or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 9.45am Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.
 
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 9.45am Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.
 
For residents who have evacuated and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews will be working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. 
 
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 over the coming days, 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 11.45am or if the situation changes.
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 7.30am Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 7.30am Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.
 
Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road. An evacuation centre is now open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers for those unable to shelter with friends and family. 
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews will be working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. 
 
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 over the coming days, 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 9.30am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) bushfire as at 4.55am Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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

Currently as at 4.55am Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road. An evacuation centre is now open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers for those unable to shelter with friends and family. 
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews will be working contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, have been working throughout the night to construct and strengthen containment lines.

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 over the coming days, 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 6.55am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 2.20am Thurs 14 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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 2.20am Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road. An evacuation centre is now open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers for those unable to shelter with friends and family. 
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews are working to construct containment lines 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 over the coming days, 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 4.20am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 10.35pm Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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 10.35pm Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road. An evacuation centre is now open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers for those unable to shelter with friends and family. 
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews are still working to construct containment lines in an effort 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 12.35am or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 7pm Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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 7pm Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road, towards Woodgate Bowls Club in Kangaroo Court.
 
Residents self-evacuating from the Woodgate township via Woodgate Road will not be able to return until it is safe to do so. 
 
Fire crews are still working to construct containment lines in an effort 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 9pm or if the situation changes.
 
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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 4.35pm Wed 13 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate and Buxton. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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

Currently as at 4.35pm Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road, towards Woodgate Bowls Club in Kangaroo Court.

Residents in the Woodgate township are not required to evacuate at this point in time.

Fire crews are continuing working to construct containment lines in an effort 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 6.35pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 1.50pm Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate. Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

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 1.50pm Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Those in the Walkers Point Road (Woodgate) area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road, towards Woodgate Bowls Club in Kangaroo Court. 

Residents in the Woodgate township are not required to evacuate at this point in time. 

Fire crews are continuing working to construct containment lines in an effort 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 3.50pm or if the situation changes.

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LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point (south of Bundaberg) grass fire as at 11.45am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate, burning towards Walkers Point Road 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 11.45am Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, burning towards Walkers Point Road. 

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.

Those in the Walkers Point area should evacuate via Walkers Point Road, towards Woodgate Bowls Club, Kangaroo Court. 

Residents in the Woodgate township are not required to evacuate at this point in time. 

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 1.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Woodgate (near Bundaberg) bushfire as at 10.30am Wed 13 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate 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 10.30am Wednesday 13 November, a bushfire is travelling towards Woodgate Road from Woppis Road. It is likely to impact Woodgate Road. 

Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft 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.

Smoke is affecting Woodgate Road in the vicinity of Woppis Road and crews are working near these roads. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. 

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 12.30pm or if the situation changes.

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Woodgate (south of Bundaberg) – bushfire as at 9.40am Wed 13 Nov

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near Woppis Road and Woodgate Road, Woodgate. Crews are working to contain the fire, which is posing no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect surrounding areas, including the intersection of Woppis and Woodgate Road. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medication close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.