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Bushfire ignites next to Bruce Hwy in suburban area

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

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

Currently at 11.45am, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Coach Road, Lund Road and the Bruce Highway. It is not burning in any particular direction at this time. 

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

Motorists should drive to conditions, and people should be aware that a number of crews will be patrolling the area.

The fire is currently contained and there is no direct threat to property 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/maps

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

Topics:  burpengary bushfire


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