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

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River Heads (south-east of Hervey Bay) – grass fire as at 10:40am Sun 24 Feb

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to monitor a grass fire in burning in the vicinity of River Heads Road and Tremon Road, River Heads.

This blaze is burning within containment lines and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Smoke is affecting the surrounding area. Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep their respiratory medications close by if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If you think your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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STAY INFORMED: RIVER HEADS (south-east of Hervey Bay) – grass fire as at 3:10pm Sat 23 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a grass fire in River Heads.

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

Currently as at 3.10pm, Saturday 23 February, a grass fire is burning in the vicinity of River Heads Road and Tremon Road. This fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Sandrabarbara Drive.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Multiple crews are currently undertaking backburning operations along Sandrabarbara Drive in an effort to contain the blaze and will monitor the situation into the evening.

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.

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STAY INFORMED: RIVER HEADS (south-east of Hervey Bay) – grass fire as at 12:11pm Sat 23 Feb

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a grass fire in River Heads.

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

Currently as at 12:11pm, Saturday 23 February, a grass fire is burning in the vicinity of River Heads Road and Tremon Road. This fire is travelling in a northerly direction.

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. Multiple crews are currently working to contain the blaze. 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.