**Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are no longer required on scene at this incident.**
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Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest and Ravensbourne (part of Pechey fire) - bushfire as at 2.50pm Wed 27 Nov
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are continuing to monitor a bushfire burning in Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest and Ravensbourne. This fire is smouldering within containment lines and is posing no threat to property at this time. Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. People in the area may be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest and Ravensbourne (part of Pechey fire) - bushfire as at 5.55pm Mon 25 Nov
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will monitor a bushfire in Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest and Ravensbourne overnight. This fire is smouldering within control lines in this area. There is no threat to property at this time. Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. All roads are now open, with a reduced speed limit on Esk-Hampton Road. People in the area may be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
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Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) - bushfire as at 4.55pm Sun 24 Nov
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will monitor a bushfire in Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest overnight. This fire is smouldering within control lines between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. There is no threat to property at this time. Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed. For more information on road closures, visit: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au. People in the area may be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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STAY INFORMED: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 9.50am Sun 24 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes. 
 
Currently as at 9.50am Sunday 24 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
 
Firefighters and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services are working to blacken out hot spots.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. 
 
Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed. Parts of Esk-Hampton Road remain closed to through traffic. Toowoomba Regional Council teams will be carrying out clean-up operations over the coming days to reopen roads. 
 
For more information on road closures, visit: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.
 
The evacuation centres at the Crows Nest Showgrounds and Highfields Recreation Centre are now closed.
 
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 6.50pm Sat 23 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 

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

 
Currently as at 6.50pm Saturday 23 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
 
Toowoomba Regional Council teams will be carrying out clean-up operations over the coming days to reopen roads. Parts of Esk-Hampton Road remain closed to through traffic. The safety of this road will be assessed over the coming days.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed. The latest information on road closures can be found here: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.
 
Firefighters and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services are working to blacken out hot spots.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
The evacuation centres at the Crows Nest Showgrounds and Highfields Recreation Centre are now closed.
 
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5.45pm Sat 23 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 

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

Currently as at 5.45pm Saturday 23 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
 
Toowoomba Regional Council teams will be carrying out clean-up operations over the coming days to reopen roads. Parts of Esk-Hampton Road remain closed to through traffic. The safety of this road will be assessed over the coming days.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed. The latest information on road closures can be found here: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.
 
Firefighters and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services are working to blacken out hot spots.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across roads as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields is also open Monday to Friday 6am to 8.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 6pm. 
 
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7pm Fri 22 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 7pm Friday 22 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
Local council teams are assessing trees and cleaning up around roads and structures to safely reopen roads in the coming days. Parts of Esk Hampton Road remain closed to through traffic. The safety of this road will be assessed over the coming days. Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed. The latest information on road closures can be found here: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au. 
 
Threat to water supply has been resolved by Council. Water teams are assessing the infrastructure to return to normal. 
 
QFES crews are currently on scene continuing to blacken out hot spots. 
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields is also open.   
  
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 10.45am Fri 22 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 

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

Currently as at 10.45am Friday 22 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

Local council teams are assessing trees and cleaning up around roads and structures to safely reopen roads in the coming days. Threat to water supply has been resolved by Council. Water teams are assessing the infrastructure to return to normal. 

QFES crews are currently on scene continuing to blacken out hot spots. Aircraft will be operating in the area throughout the day. Heavy machinery will continue to strengthen containment lines in the area. 
  
There is a very high fire danger rating for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt which will make conditions challenging for firefighters.   

Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields is also open.   
  
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 1.05pm Thurs 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne. 

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

Currently as at 1.05pm Thursday 21 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

Crews are currently on scene blackening out hot spots. Aircraft will be operating in the area throughout the day and heavy machinery is being used to strengthen containment lines. 

Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will be also be open.   
  
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: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 11am Thur 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne 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 11am Thursday 21 November, a slow-moving fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Crews are currently on scene blackening out any hot spots. Aircraft will be operating in the area throughout the day. Heavy machinery will continue to strengthen containment lines in the area.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
There is a very high fire danger rating for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt which will make conditions very challenging for firefighters.   
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will re-open today.  
 
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 1pm or if the situation changes.
 
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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 9.15am Thur 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9.15am Thursday 21 November, a slow-moving fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
 This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Crews are currently on scene blackening out any hot spots. Waterbombing aircraft will be operating in the area throughout the day. Heavy machinery will continue to strengthen containment lines in the area.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
There is a very high fire danger rating for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt which will make conditions very challenging for firefighters.   
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will re-open today.  
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•        Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•        Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•        Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•        For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•        For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 11.15am or if the situation changes.
 
Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7am Thur 21 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne 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 7am Thursday 21 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews are patrolling the area and strengthening containment lines. Aircraft and heavy machinery will be operating throughout the day. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
There is a very high fire danger rating for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt which will make conditions very challenging for firefighters.   
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will re-open today.  
 
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 9am or if the situation changes.
 

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5am Thur 21 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 5am Thursday 21 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews are patrolling the area and strengthening containment lines. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
There is a very high fire danger rating for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt which will make conditions very challenging for firefighters.   
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will re-open today.  
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•        Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•        Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•        Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•        For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•        For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 7am or if the situation changes.
 
Earlier...
PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 1am Thur 21 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Ravensbourne 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 1am Thursday 21 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews will continue to patrol and strengthen containment lines. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
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 5am or if the situation changes.
 
Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 9pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 9pm Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews will continue working to strengthen containment lines. Crews will conduct patrols and monitor the area overnight.
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
  
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
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 1am or if the situation changes.

 
Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5.40pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 5.40pm Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews have continued backburning operations in the area and are working to contain the fire. Waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery will operate until last light. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
 
There will be a community meeting at 6.30pm tonight at the RSL Community Centre, 28-30 William Street, Crows Nest.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•        Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•        Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•        Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•        For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•        For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 7.40pm or if the situation changes.

 

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 3.05pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 3.05pm Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews have completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road, but will continue to work to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks. Waterbombing and heavy machinery will also be in use today. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
 
There will be a community meeting at 6.30pm tonight at the RSL Community Centre, 28-30 William Street, Crows Nest.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
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 5.05pm or if the situation changes.
 
Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 12.35pm Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 12.35pm Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews have completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road, but will continue to work to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks. Waterbombing and heavy machinery will also be in use today. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
 
There will be a community meeting at 6.30pm tonight at the RSL Community Centre, 28-30 William Street, Crows Nest.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
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.

Earlier...
PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 10.20am Wed 20 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne 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 10.20am Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.
 
Fire crews have completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road, but will continue to work to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks. Waterbombing and heavy machinery will also be in use today. 
 
Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 
 
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
 
There will be a community meeting at 6.30pm tonight at the RSL Community Centre, 28-30 William Street, Crows Nest.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
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 12.20pm or if the situation changes.

 

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.55am Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 7.55am Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Fire crews have completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road, but will continue to work to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks. Waterbombing and heavy machinery will also be in use today. 

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 9.55am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5.30am Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 5.30am Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Fire crews have completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road, but will continue to work to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks. Firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 7.30am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 3am Wed 20 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne 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 3am, Wednesday 20 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Fire crews have now completed backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire and extinguish any outbreaks, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 5am or if the situation changes.

 

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 11.25pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 11.25pm, Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the evening firefighters will monitor, contain and extinguish any outbreaks. Fire crews are backburning along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road to secure containment lines, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Waterbombing operations have stopped for the night and will recommence tomorrow morning. 
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road, is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 3am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 9.15pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 9.15pm, Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the evening firefighters will monitor, contain and extinguish any outbreaks. Fire crews will continue conducting backburning operations along Tin Mine Road and south towards Powerline Road to secure containment lines, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Waterbombing operations have stopped for the night and will recommence tomorrow morning. 

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road, is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 11.15pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.20pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 7.20pm Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the evening firefighters will continue to monitor, contain and extinguish any outbreaks. 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.

Crews have been backburning in the area to strengthen containment lines. People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road, is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 9.20pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5.20pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 5.20pm Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the evening firefighters will continue to work on fire breaks from Back Creek Road along Crows Nest Creek, down to Perseverance Dam Road East. Waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery will continue to work in the area until last light. 

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.

Crews have been backburning in the area to strengthen containment lines. People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road, is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 7.20pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 3.10pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 3.10pm Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road, including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Road, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the afternoon, firefighters, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work on fire breaks from Back Creek Road along Crows Nest Creek, down to Perseverance Dam Road East. Waterbombing aircraft are also working in the area. 

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.

Crews have been backburning in the area to strengthen containment lines. People will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. 

There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road, is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 5.10pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 12.05pm Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.

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

Currently as at 12.05pm Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the day, firefighters, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work on fire breaks from Back Creek Road along Crows Nest Creek, down to Perseverance Dam Road East to the New England Highway. Waterbombing aircraft will conduct operations on scene throughout the day.

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.

Backburning has been successfully completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. Additional backburning is being used today to strengthen containment lines around the fire.

For people travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road, there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection. There is also a road closure for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road at the Dahl Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road beyond Walsh Road is also currently closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also currently closed.
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 2.05pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 9.30am Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 9.30am, Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the day, firefighters, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work on fire breaks from Back Creek Road along Crows Nest Creek, down to Perseverance Dam Road East to the New England Highway. Waterbombing aircraft will conduct operations on scene throughout the day.

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.
Backburning has been successfully completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. Conditions permitting, additional backburning will be used to strengthen containment lines around the fire today.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 11.30am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.05am Tues 19 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 7.05am Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

Throughout the day, firefighters, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to work on fire breaks from Back Creek Road along Crows Nest Creek, down to Perseverance Dam Road East to the New England Highway.

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.

Backburning has been successfully completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. Conditions permitting, additional backburning will be used to strengthen containment lines around the fire today.

Residents who have previously evacuated the area south-east of Crows Nest are now able to return to their homes. 

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 9.05am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 5am Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

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.
Backburning has been successfully completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. Conditions permitting, additional backburning will be used to strengthen containment lines around the fire today.

Residents who have previously evacuated the area south-east of Crows Nest are now able to return to their homes. 

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 7am or if the situation changes.

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 1.35am Tues 19 Nov

Earlier...

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 1.35am Tuesday 19 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

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.
Backburning has been successfully completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. No further backburning will be carried out tonight, however residents may continue to see fire activity and smoke. 

Residents who have previously evacuated the area south-east of Crows Nest are now able to return to their homes. 

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 5am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 10.15pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfirein  Ravensbourne 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 10.15pm Monday 18 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

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.

Backburning operations will commence at Three Mile Road back to Tin Mine Road and down to Powerline Road. Backburning has been completed along Sebastapool Road and Powerline Road to Williams Road. Residents may see fire activity and smoke overnight.

Residents who have previously evacuated the area south-east of Crows Nest are now able to return to their homes. 

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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 1am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.25pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 7.25pm Monday 18 November, an unpredictable fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Tin Mine Road, Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchard Road, Pinnell Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire may impact these areas.

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.

Residents who have previously evacuated the area south-east of Crows Nest are now able to return to their homes. 

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•        If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•        If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•        Advise family and friends of your plan.
•        Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•        Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•        Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•        Take action to protect your livestock.
•        Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•        Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•        Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 9.25pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and parts of Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 5.20pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 5.20pm Monday 18 November, an unpredictable and very large fire continues to burn in Ravensbourne and travel towards the community of Crows Nest.

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Cressbrook Dam, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road (west of Dingo Street), Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire is likely to impact these areas.
 
Fire crews, with support from aerial operations, 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.
 
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
 
There will be a community meeting held at Crows Nest RSL Community Hall, 28-30 William Street, at 6.30pm where residents can learn the latest information about this fire.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 7.20pm or if the situation changes.

 

 

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and parts of Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 3.20pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Ravensbourne and conditions could get worse.
 
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
 
Currently as at 3.20pm Monday 18 November, an unpredictable and very large fire continues to burn in Ravensbourne and travel towards the community of Crows Nest. 
 
This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Cressbrook Dam, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road (west of Dingo Street), Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire is likely to impact these areas.

Fire crews, with support from aerial operations, 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.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
There will be a community meeting held at Crows Nest RSL Community Hall, 28-30 William Street, at 6.30pm where residents can learn the latest information about this fire. 
 
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 5.20pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 12.50pm Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 12.50pm Monday 18 November, an unpredictable and very large fire continues to burn in Ravensbourne and travel towards the community of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road, Orchid Road, Pinnel Road, Grapetree Road, Dingo Road and surrounding streets. The fire is likely to impact these areas.

Fire crews, with support from aerial operations, 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.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

There will be a community meeting held at Crows Nest RSL Community Hall, 28-30 William Street, at 6.30pm where residents can learn the latest information about this fire. 

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 2.50pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek and Crows Nest (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 10.45am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Ravensbourne 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 10.45am, Monday 18 November, an unpredictable and very large fire is continuing to burn in Ravensbourne and travel towards the community of Crows Nest. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north-west of Perseverance Dam Road including Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Sebastapool Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road, Creek Street, Dale Street North and South, Jones Street, Church Road, Esk Street, William Street, Charles Street, Albert Street, South Street, Blinco Road and surrounding streets. The fire is likely to impact these areas.

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.

Those who had evacuated are advised it is now safe to return, however this could change quickly and those who return should be prepared to leave.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.

There will be a community meeting held at Crows Nest Showgrounds this morning at 11am where residents can learn the latest information about this fire. 

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 12.45pm or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cressbrook Creek (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.50am Mon 18 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

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

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

Currently as at 7.50am, Monday 18 November, an unpredictable fire is continuing to burn in Ravensbourne. 

This prepare to leave message is for residents north of Perseverance Dam Road including Properties bounded by Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Three Mile Road, Dahl Road and Sebastapool Road. The fire is likely to impact these areas.

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.

Those who had evacuated are advised it is now safe to return, however this could change quickly and those who return should be prepared to leave.

An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
There will be a community meeting held at Crows Nest Showgrounds this morning at 11am where residents can learn the latest information about this fire. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 9.50am or if the situation changes.

Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Cressbrook Creek (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 11.15pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

There are separate warnings in place for the area immediately affected by the fire. This warning is for residents north of Perseverance Dam Road only.

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

Currently as at 11.15pm Sunday 17 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning in Ravensbourne. Properties bounded by Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Three Mile Road and Sebastapool Road are not under direct threat at this time, however this could change quickly and residents in these areas need to stay informed. 

Residents near the intersection of Dahl Road and Sebastapool Road have been informed about the fire activity in the area. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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: Cressbrook Creek (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 7.10pm Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

There are separate warnings in place for the area immediately affected by the fire. This warning is for residents north of Perseverance Dam Road only.

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

Currently as at 7.10pm Sunday 17 November, an unpredictable bushfire is burning in Ravensbourne. Properties bounded by Cressbrook Dam, Perseverance Dam Road, Three Mile Road and Sebastapool Road are not under direct threat at this time, however this could change quickly and residents in these areas need to stay informed. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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.

 

Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Cressbrook Creek (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 10.25am Sun 17 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

There are separate warnings in place for the area immediately affected by the fire. This Advice message is for residents in the vicinity of Cressbrook Creek only. 

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

Currently as at 10.25am Sunday 17 November, a large, unpredictable bushfire is burning in Ravensbourne between Beh Road and Mount Jockey Road. Properties in the vicinity of Cressbrook Creek are not under direct threat at this time but due to erratic wind conditions, residents near Sebastapool Road in Cressbrook Creek need to STAY INFORMED.

Firefighters, with the assistance of waterbombing aircraft, are working to contain the fire. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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.

 

Earlier...

STAY INFORMED: Cressbrook Creek (part of Pechey fire) bushfire as at 3.45pm Sat 16 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Ravensbourne. There are separate warnings in place for the area immediately affected by the fire. This Advice message is for residents in Cressbrook Creek ONLY. A separate LEAVE IMMEDIATELY warning is in place for residents north of Esk Hampton Road between Purtill Road and Oakdale Road, Ravensbourne. 

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

Currently as at 3.45pm Saturday 16 November, a fast-moving bushfire is burning over a large area in Ravensbourne between Christie Lane and north of Mount Jockey Road. Properties in Cressbrook Creek are not under direct threat at this time but due to erratic wind conditions, residents near Sebastapool Road in Cressbrook Creek need to STAY INFORMED.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

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

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@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.