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Watch and Act warning reinstated for Wallace Rd, Ningi

Fire fighters rush to extinguish a blaze in forestry at Ningi. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News
Fire fighters rush to extinguish a blaze in forestry at Ningi. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News Vicki Wood

THE Queensland Fire and Emergency Service has reinstated a Watch and Act warning for the vicinity of the southern parts of Wallace Rd, Beachmere.

Residents are urged to enact their bushfire plans.

 

EARLIER

A LARGE grass fire burning east of Caboolture is no longer posing a threat to any properties, Queensland Fire and Rescue say.

They said there was no need for residents to relocate.

The fire has burnt approximately 2500 acres of land.

Sixteen fire crews are at the scene along with two helicopters working to control the fire.

Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Sands resort manager Keith Arnfield told Caboolture News they had two buses onsite and were ready to get the 150 residents straight out if needed.

"Our fire plan is in action," he said.

"There's no real immediate threat. We're ready in case anything happens.

A constable at Bribie Island Police Station said officers were on Wallace Rd, Ningi, to "keep an eye out for possible evacuations."

The fire is causing a large amount of smoke in the area and motorists are advised to drive with caution as smoke is affecting visibility near the Bruce Highway.

Residents with respiratory conditions are advised to keep their doors and windows closed and their medication close by.

The fire was located near Peel Road at Ningi.   Earlier on firefighters feared homes could be lost.

Two aircraft, one will be for aerial observation and the other for fire suppression, were also called in.

Earlier on the Department of Community Safety reported a car on fire in forestry started the blaze.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Residents who decide to stay and defend their property should consider taking precautionary measures including: 

  • Put on protective clothing
  • Drink lots of water
  • Move car/s to a safe location
  • Close windows and doors and shut blinds
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage or secure room) and provide water
  • Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
  • Remove garden furniture, doormats and other items
  • Seal all gaps under doors and screens
  • Fill containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins, etc
  • Have ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside)
  • Have generator or petrol pump ready
  • Check and patrol outside for embers and extinguish any spot fires and seek shelter as the fire front arrives.

Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or at www.fire.qld.gov.au or by listening to their local radio station.

For information on current bushfire incidents visit http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html.

 

There are three levels of bushfire warning 

Advice: A fire or other emergency has started in the area however there is no immediate threat. 

Watch and Act: There is a heightened level of threat, you need to be aware of your situation and take action to be prepared and protect yourself and your family. 

Emergency Warning: You are in danger and need to take immediate action recommended by the fire service. 

Topics:  beachmere, ningi, queensland fire and rescue service


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