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Large Fire At Okeden

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August 12, 2018

UPDATE: At 9:10am on Monday:

The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor a fire burning near Parishs Road, Okeden.

The fire is burning within containment lines and posing no threat to property at this time.

Smoke is affecting the surrounding areas. Residents should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Earlier:

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has issued an Advice alert in relation to a bushfire burning near Parishs Road at Okeden, just north of Proston.

At 1:15pm on Sunday, 15 fire crews were attending the incident.

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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 (eg. 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:

  • Staying tuned to your local radio station.

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