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Linville Fire Under Control

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A water bomber being refilled at Kingaroy Airport on Sunday afternoon … a small fleet of aircraft has been dropping loads on fires at Taromeo and Linville

September 8, 2019

UPDATE 5:25pm:

A serious bushfire burning in the Linville area has been contained.

A QFES spokesperson said crews would continue to strengthen containment lines. 

The bushfire is burning to the west of George Street.

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

The official Alert level is now ADVICE.

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EARLIER:

At 3:10pm:

QFES has warned Linville residents that a fire is heading towards Linville and they should leave now.

The official Alert level is WATCH AND ACT:

Follow your bushfire survival plan now.

If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to LEAVE NOW if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

At 3:10pm, a large fire is travelling in an east, north-easterly direction towards George Street, Linville.

It is expected to impact George Street, John Street, David Street, Anne Street, William Street and Alice Street, Linville, within the next two hours.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

Waterbombing operations are currently underway to contain this fire.

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 are under threat.

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LEAVE NOW:

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
  • Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
    Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:

  • Secure your pets for safe transport.
  • Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
  • Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
  • Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:

  • Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
  • Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
  • Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
  • If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:

• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)

• Staying tuned to your local radio station

• Visiting the Rural Fire Service website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

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At 2:40pm:

Fire crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Rohrmann Road, Blackbutt Creek Road and the D’Aguilar Highway, south-west of the Linville township.

This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters have constructed containment lines between the rail trail and Rohlmann Road.

Waterbombing activity will occur throughout the afternoon to help contain the blaze. Smoke may affect nearby areas.

Residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Due to the current fires, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail will remain closed until further notice between Linville and Benarkin.

A second waterbomber comes in to be refilled at Kingaroy Airport on Sunday afternoon

[UPDATED. Previously published as “Linville Fire Warning: Leave Now”]


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