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

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Kipper Creek (east of Wivenhoe Dam) – bushfire as at 9.50am Mon 23 Dec 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning near Kipper Creek Road and Lawnton Road, Dundas. This fire is now contained and is posing no threat to property at this time. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to patrol the area over the coming days. This area of the D’Aguilar National Park is currently closed due to fallen trees. The fire is producing a lot of smoke and may be visible to residents in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions and as far away as Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep 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: Kipper Creek (east of Wivenhoe Dam) bushfire as at 9.15am Sat 21 Dec
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises a bushfire continues to burn in Kipper Creek.

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

Currently as at 9.15am Saturday 21 December, a slow-moving bushfire continues to burn near Kipper Creek Road, Dundas. 

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working to contain the fire. 

The fire is producing a lot of smoke and may be visible to residents in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions and as far away as Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. 

People in the area may 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: Kipper Creek (east of Wivenhoe Dam) bushfire as at 12.15pm Fri 20 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises a bushfire continues to burn in Kipper Creek.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 12.15pm Friday 20 December, a slow-moving bushfire continues to burn near Kipper Creek Road, Dundas. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working to contain the fire. 
 
The fire is producing a lot of smoke and may be visible to residents in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions and as far away as Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. 
 
People in the area may 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: Kipper Creek (east of Wivenhoe Dam) bushfire as at 11.05am Thurs 19 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises a bushfire continues to burn in Kipper Creek.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 11.05am Thursday 19 December, a slow-moving bushfire continues to burn near Kipper Creek Road, Dundas. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working to contain the fire. 
 
The fire is producing a lot of smoke and may be visible to residents in Esk, Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam Village, Fernvale and as far away as Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious.
 
People in the area may 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: Kipper Creek (east of Wivenhoe Dam) bushfire as at 4.15pm Mon 16 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.15pm Monday 16 December, a bushfire has jumped containment lines and is burning near Kipper Creek Road, Dundas. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are working to contain the fire with the assistance of waterbombing aircraft. 
 
The fire may be visible to residents in Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. 
 
People in the area may 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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Kipper Creek (west of Esk) – bushfire as at 1.15pm Sun 15 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor the area where a bushfire is burning near Kipper Creek Road, Dundas. This fire is burning within containment lines, however surrounding areas may be affected by smoke due to backburning operations. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication 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.