September 5, 2019

UPDATE 4:30pm:

The Windera fire is now burning within containment lines and will continue to be monitored.

There is no threat to property at this time, however nearby residents may be affected by smoke.

UPDATE 2:45pm:

Fire crews attending the Windera fire are reinforcing containment lines but the Advice warning (see below) is still in force.

The call to bring in an aircraft to assist with fire control was cancelled.

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Water bombers have been called in to assist with a bushfire burning near Morgans Road at Windera.

QFES issued a “Stay Informed: Advice” alert (see below) to local residents at 12:45pm on Thursday.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire with help from aerial support.

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.

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What You Should Do:

  • Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service 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.

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Firefighters are working to a contain a blaze burning near Morgans Road at Windera.

Crews were called to the incident at 11:49am on Thursday.

A QFES spokesperson said smoke was affecting the surrounding area.

At 12:45pm, three crews were at the fire with three more on the way.

At 1:00pm, five fire crews were at the scene with another three on the way.


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