**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**
 
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Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay, Palen Creek and Carneys Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) – bushfire as at 1.10pm Sun 15 Dec
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are monitoring the area where a bushfire was burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay, Palen Creek and Carneys Creek. Areas within containment lines will continue to smoulder over the coming days. Smoke may affect the surrounding area. 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.
 
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Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) – bushfire as at 3.15pm Wed 11 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are monitoring the area where a bushfire was burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. Areas within containment lines will continue to smoulder over the coming days. Smoke is affecting the area, so residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat call Triple Zero (000) immediately.  
 
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Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire)– bushfire as at 8.10am Sun 8 Dec

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. The fire is contained and will continue to smoulder over the coming days. Firefighters are monitoring the area and dampening down hot spots. Smoke is affecting the area, so residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 
 
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STAY INFORMED: Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 11.25am Thurs 5 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Mount Barney National Park. 
 
You need to keep up to date
and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 11.25am Thursday 5 December, a large bushfire is burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. This fire continues to burn near the Queensland and New South Wales border. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews along with NSW Rural Fire Service crews will continue to monitor this fire and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. Waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery will also be operating in the area. 
 
This fire is burning on multiple fronts within Mount Barney National Park. There are no longer separate warnings for Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. Residents in these areas should refer to this warning.
 
The Mount Barney National Park remains closed to the public until further notice. For more information visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 
 
Traffic restrictions are in place on Hardgrave Road and Old Mount Lindesay Road, Mount Lindesay. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions as there may be hazards, such as fallen trees, as a result of this fire. The Mount Lindesay Highway is now open with reduced speed limits. 
 
This fire is expected to burn for several days. 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: Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 9.20am Wed 4 Dec 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Mount Barney National Park. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 9.20am Wednesday 4 December, a large bushfire is burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. This fire continues to burn near the Queensland and New South Wales border. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews along with NSW Rural Fire Service crews will continue to monitor this fire and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. Waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery will also be operating in the area. 
 
This fire is burning on multiple fronts within Mount Barney National Park. There are no longer separate warnings for Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. Residents in these areas should refer to this warning.
 
The Mount Barney National Park remains closed to the public until further notice. For more information visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 
 
Traffic restrictions are in place on Hardgrave Road and Old Mount Lindesay Road, Mount Lindesay. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions as there may be hazards, such as fallen trees, as a result of this fire. The Mount Lindesay Highway is now open with reduced speed limits. 
 
This fire is expected to burn for several days. 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: Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 2.40pm Tues 3 Dec
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Mount Barney National Park. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 2.40pm Tuesday 3 December, a large bushfire is burning in inaccessible land in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. This fire continues to burn near the Queensland and New South Wales border. 
 
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue monitor this fire and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. Waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery will also be operating in the area. 
 
This fire is burning on multiple fronts within Mount Barney National Park. There are no longer separate warnings for Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. Residents in these areas should refer to this warning.
 
The Mount Barney National Park remains closed to the public until further notice. For more information visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 
 
Traffic restrictions are in place on Hardgrave Road and Old Mount Lindesay Road, Mount Lindesay. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions as there may be hazards, such as fallen trees, as a result of this fire. The Mount Lindesay Highway is now open with reduced speed limits. 
 
Due to high winds forecast, 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: Mount Barney, Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek (part of Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 11.45am Mon 2 Dec

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 11.45am Monday 2 December, a bushfire continues to burn in inaccessible land, within containment lines, in the Mount Barney National Park area, near Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. 

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue monitor this fire and strengthen containment lines throughout the day. 

This fire is burning on multiple fronts within Mount Barney National Park. There are no longer separate warnings for Mount May, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay and Palen Creek. Residents in these areas should refer to this warning.
 
The Mount Barney National Park remains closed to the public until further notice. For more information visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 

Traffic restrictions are in place on Hardgrave Road and Old Mount Lindesay Road, Mount Lindesay. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions as there may be hazards, such as fallen trees, as a result of this fire.  

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed from Woodenbong in New South Wales to south of Rathdowney. It is expected that the Mount Lindesay Highway will reopen at 8am Tuesday, 3 December, with reduced speed limits. For more information on road conditions, visit: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/ 

Due to high winds forecast, 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: Mount Barney, Mount May and Mount Maroon (part of the Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 4.45pm Fri 29 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 4.45pm Friday 29 November, a bushfire is burning in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park, near Mount May and Mount Maroon. 

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

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed from Woodenbong in New South Wales to south of Rathdowney. The Rathdowney township is unaffected by road closures at this time. For more information on road conditions, visit: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/

The Mount Barney National Park remains closed to the public until further notice. For more information visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/. 

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: Mount Barney, Mount May and Mount Maroon (part of the Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 11.25am Tues 26 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 11.25am Tuesday 26 November, a bushfire is now burning in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park, near Mount May and Mount Maroon. 

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working to contain the fire and are conducting backburning operations in the area. 

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed between Rathdowney and Woodenbong due to this fire. For more information on the closure, visit: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 

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: Mount Barney, Mount May and Mount Maroon (part of the Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 11.55am Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 11.45am Thursday 21 November, a bushfire continues to burn in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park, to the west of Yellow Pinch, near the Queensland and New South Wales border.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working to contain the fire and will conduct backburning operations over the coming days, weather permitting. 

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed between Rathdowney and Woodenbong due to this fire. For more information on the closure, visit: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, visit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 

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: Barney View (Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 5.55pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 5.55pm Sunday 17 November, a bushfire continues to burn in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park near the Queensland and New South Wales border. It is burning between Upper Logan Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. 

Ground crews and waterbombing aircraft have been working to contain the fire throughout the day and firefighters will monitor the area overnight.

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed between Rathdowney and Woodenbong due to this fire. For more information on the closure, head here: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, head here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 

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: Barney View (Mount Barney fire) bushfire as at 3.25pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park. 

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

Currently as at 3.25pm Saturday 16 November, a bushfire is burning in an inaccessible area of Mount Barney National Park near the Queensland and New South Wales border. It is burning between Upper Logan Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. 

Ground crews with the assistance of waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery are working to contain the fire

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed south of Rathdowney due to this fire. For more information on the closure, head here: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, head here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 

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: Barney View (Mount Barney Fire) bushfire as at 12.25pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park and conditions could get worse.

There is a separate bushfire warning current for residents in Palen Creek. Residents in that area 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 12.25pm, Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire with multiple fronts is burning in an inaccessible area of Mount Barney National Park near the Queensland and New South Wales border. 
 
Part of the fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Upper Logan Road and Lower Portals Road, Barney View.
Ground crews with the assistance of waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery are working to contain the fire but may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed south of Rathdowney due to this fire. For more information on the closure, head here: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, head here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 
 
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 (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 2.25pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Barney View (Mount Barney Fire) bushfire as at 9am Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mount Barney National Park and conditions could get worse.

There is a separate bushfire warning current for residents in Palen Creek. Residents in that area 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 9am, Saturday 16 November, an unpredictable bushfire with multiple fronts is burning in an inaccessible area of Mount Barney National Park near the Queensland and New South Wales border. 
 
Part of the fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Upper Logan Road and Lower Portals Road, Barney View.

Ground crews with the assistance of waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery are working to contain the fire but may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed south of Rathdowney due to this fire. For more information on the closure, head here: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
 
Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, head here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/ 
 
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 (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 11am or if the situation changes.