Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 7.50am Tuesday 19 February, a bushfire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Road.

Fire crews will spend today on scene strengthening containment lines and monitoring the blaze. Fire support aircraft will also be working in the area.

This blaze continues to produce a large amount of smoke which is affecting areas from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounds, including Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Thick smoke is also affecting the New England Highway between the New South Wales border and Ballandean. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions as traffic restrictions may be in place in the area.  

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES. New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 5.55pm Mon 18 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra and Eukey.

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

Currently as at 5.55pm Monday, 18 February, a bushfire continues to burn in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Road.

Fire crews will complete backburning operations this evening and will continue to monitor the blaze overnight. 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Thick smoke is affecting the New England Highway between the New South Wales Border and Ballandean. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. 

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.

New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 2.30pm Mon 18 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 2.30pm Monday, 18 February, a bushfire continues to burn in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Road.

Fire crews are conducting backburning operations and crews will continue to monitor and patrol along Pyramids Road. Aircraft will also continue to work in the area.  

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Thick smoke is affecting the New England Highway between the New South Wales Border and Ballandean. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. 

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.

New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 9.20am Mon 18 Feb
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 9.20am Monday, 18 February, a bushfire continues to burn in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Road.

Fire crews will be conducting backburning operations throughout the day and crews will also continue to monitor and patrol along Pyramids Road. Aircraft will be working in the area today. 

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.

New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 5.20pm Sun 17 Feb 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra and Eukey.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 5.20pm Sunday, 17 February, a bushfire is burning in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Rd.
 
Fire crews will be conducting backburning operations throughout the night from the Conservation Lodge towards Hickling Lane. Crews will also continue to monitor and patrol along Pyramids Road.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.
 
New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•       Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•       If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
•       If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
•       Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•       If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•       Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•       Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•       Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
•       Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
•       Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•       Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•       Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•       Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•       Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•       For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•       For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

 

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 9.50am Sun 17 Feb 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra and Eukey.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 9.50am Sunday, 17 February, a bushfire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Rd.
 
Fire crews will be working with air support throughout the day backburning and strengthening containment lines around the Conservation Lodge and along Pyramids Road. 
 
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews may be using machinery to open up existing fire breaks behind properties south of Eukey Road.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.
 
New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•       Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•       If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
•       If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
•       Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•       If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•       Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•       Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•       Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
•       Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
•       Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•       Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•       Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•       Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•       Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•       For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•       For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
 
 
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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 5.10pm Sat 16 Feb 

 
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra and Eukey.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 5.10pm Saturday, 16 February, a bushfire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park towards Wyberba.
 
Fire crews and water bombing aircraft will be backburning and working to contain the fire throughout the evening. 
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

The evacuation centre at Stanthorpe Fitness Centre is now closed.

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

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LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Wallangarra/Eukey bushfire as at 2.25pm Sat 16 Feb

MEDIA OUTLETS PLEASE NOTE: 
QFES REQUESTS MEDIA BROADCASTING IN THE WARNING AREA TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS) WITH THIS MESSAGE.
 
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Eukey. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 2.25pm Saturday, 16 February a large and unpredictable fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction towards Eukey. The fire has crossed Pyramids Road and is expected to impact properties to the south of Eukey Road in the coming hours. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
 
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
People should leave the area via Eukey road in a westerly direction towards Stanthorpe. An evacuation centre has been opened at the Stanthorpe Fitness Centre, 25 Talc Street, Stanthorpe.

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES. New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
If you are leaving:
Secure your pets for safe transport.
Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
 
If you are unable to leave:
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
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.
Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 4.25pm or if the situation changes.

An Emergency Alert has been issued regarding a bushfire warning from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). The message advises that there is a significant fire occurring at Wallangarra/Eukey. Those in the area are being asked to stay updated and see what action is required by looking at the latest warning at: https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/

 

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LEAVE NOW: Wallangarra/Eukey bushfire as at 2.10pm Sat 16 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra and Eukey and conditions are getting worse.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 2.10pm Saturday, 16 February a large, unpredictable fire is heading in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park with the potential to cross Pyramids Road. It is expected to impact the Eukey community within the coming hours. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
People should leave the area via Eukey road in a westerly direction towards Stanthorpe.
 
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
 
If you are leaving:
Secure your pets for safe transport.
Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
 
If you are unable to leave:
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au\
 
The next update will be provided by 4.10pm or if the situation changes.

 

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 11.55am Sat 16 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra 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 11.55am Saturday, 16 February a fire is burning in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park. The fire is likely to impact Pyramids Road, Wyberba.
 
Fire crews and water bombing aircraft are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.
 
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) machinery may be working south of Eukey Road, opening up existing fire breaks behind properties from Eukey towards Ballandean.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES. New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•             If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
•             If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•             If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•             Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•             Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•             Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•             Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•             Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•             Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•             Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
 
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•             For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•             For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided by 1.55pm or if the situation changes.

 

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 10.45am Sat 16 Feb 

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 10.45am Saturday, 16 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park, approaching Pyramids Road.
 
QFES crews and waterbombing aircraft will today be strengthening containments lines within the park. 
 
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) machinery may be working south of Eukey Road, opening up existing fire breaks behind properties from Eukey towards Ballandean.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
 
Properties are not under direct threat. There are no evacuations currently taking place in Queensland from this fire and subsequently, there are no Queensland evacuation centres open. Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.
 
New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•       Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•       If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
•       If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
•       Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
•       If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
•       Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
•       Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
•       Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
•       Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
•       Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•       Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
•       Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•       Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
•       Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
FURTHER INFORMATION:
•       For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
•       For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
 
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
 

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 4.45pm Fri 15 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 4.45pm, Friday 15 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat. There are no evacuations currently taking place in Queensland from this fire and subsequently, there are no Queensland evacuation centres open. Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.

New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 9.40am Fri 15 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra.
 
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
 
Currently as at 9.40am, Friday 15 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park.
 
This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Eukey. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. 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. QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will continue to strengthen containment lines and monitor the area throughout the day. 
 
As this fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning advising residents south of the border with information specific to them. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.  

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

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 7.30pm Thurs 14 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 7.30pm, Thursday 14 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park.

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Eukey. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. 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. QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will monitor the situation overnight. 

As this fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning advising residents south of the border with information specific to them. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES. 

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 2.55pm Thurs 14 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 2.55pm, Thursday 14 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park.

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Eukey. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. 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. 

As this fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning advising residents south of the border with information specific to them. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES. 

Water bombing aircraft will be operating throughout the day. Remotely piloted aircraft / unmanned aerial vehicles should not be flown near the fire while these water bombing aircraft are in operation.

Crews will be working throughout the day constructing firebreaks and will continue to monitor the fire. 

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 10:40am Thurs 14 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 10.40am, Thursday 14 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a north-westerly direction through Girraween National Park.

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

As this fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning for residents south of the border. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Water bombing aircraft will be operating throughout the day. Remotely piloted aircraft / unmanned aerial vehicles should not be flown near the fire while these water bombing aircraft are in operation.

Crews will be working throughout the day constructing firebreaks and will continue to monitor the fire. 

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 7.20pm Wed 13 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

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

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

Currently as at 7.20pm, Wednesday 13 February, a bushfire is burning in Girraween National Park between Wallangarra and Eukey. This fire is burning in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park.

Crews will be working throughout the night constructing firebreaks between Wrens Lane and Mount Norman Road, and will continue to monitor the fire. 

Remotely piloted aircraft / unmanned aerial vehicles should not be flown near the fire while water bombing aircraft is in operation.

This fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning for residents south of the border. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 5.45pm Wed 13 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra, moving towards Eukey, 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 5.45pm, Wednesday 13 February, a fast-moving fire is burning in Girraween National Park, north of Mount Norman Road. This fire is travelling towards Parrish Lane, Pyramids Road and Penwarn Road.

Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

This fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has issued a separate warning for residents south of the border. Visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Smoke is impacting surrounding areas so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided by 7.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 3.45pm Wed 13 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra, moving towards Eukey, 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 3.45pm, Wednesday 13 February, a fast-moving fire is burning in Girraween National Park, north of Mount Norman Road. This fire is travelling towards Parrish Lane, Pyramids Road and Penwarn Road.

Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Smoke is impacting surrounding areas so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

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

There will be a community meeting tonight at 5pm at Wallangarra Rural Fire Station, Corner Margetts Street and Merinda Street.

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

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

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

The next update will be provided by 5.45pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 12.55pm Wed 13 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra, moving towards Eukey, 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 12.55pm Wednesday 13 February, a fast-moving fire is travelling through Girraween National Park, north of Mount Norman Road. The fire is likely to impact Parrish Lane, Pyramids Road and Penwarn Road.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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.

There will be a community meeting tonight at 5pm at Wallangarra Rural Fire Station, Corner Margetts Street and Merinda Street.

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

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

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

The next update will be provided by 2.55pm or if the situation changes.

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Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 10.55am Wednesday 13 February, a bushfire is burning near Paling Yard Road and into Girraween National Park. This fire is burning in an easterly direction through Girraween National Park and Mount Norman Road.

Crews continue to monitor the fire and are working to strengthen containment lines. 

This fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales. New South Wales Rural Fire Service is also working to contain the fire. 

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 6.40pm Tues 12 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

The previous bushfire warning has changed. 

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

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

Currently as at 6.40pm Tuesday 12 February, a bushfire is burning near Paling Yard Road, into Girraween National Park, in an easterly direction towards Girraween National Park and Mount Norman Road.

This fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales. New South Wales Rural Fire Service is also working to contain the fire. 

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 4pm Tue 12 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra 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 4pm Tuesday 12 February, a fast-moving fire is burning near Paling Yard Road, into Girraween National Park, in an easterly direction towards Girraween National Park and Mount Norman Road. The fire is likely to impact areas east of Paling Yard Road, including Mount Norman Road. 

This fire is also burning across the border into New South Wales. New South Wales Rural Fire Service is also working to contain the fire. 

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.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if you leave the area.
Advise family and friends of your plan.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
Take action to protect your livestock.
Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

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

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

The next update will be provided by 6pm or if the situation changes.

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PREPARE TO LEAVE: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 2.05pm Tue 12 Feb

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Wallangarra 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 2.05pm Tue 12 February, a fast-moving fire is travelling east from Paling Yard Road towards Girraween National Park. The fire is likely to impact areas east of Paling Yard Road.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided by 4.05pm or if the situation changes.

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STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra (near Qld and NSW border) bushfire as at 12.20pm Tues 12 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 12.20pm Tuesday 12 February, a bushfire is travelling from Paling Yard Road in an easterly direction towards Girraween National Park.

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

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

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

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

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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.