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Fairdale (Wondai) Fire Update

Filed under Breaking News, Latest News, Police

November 16, 2019

The bushfire burning at Fairdale, west of Wondai, is contained.

On Friday afternoon, QFES issued an Advice alert for the fire but this has now been reduced.

At 1:00pm there were five fire crews at the scene.

At 3:00pm, there was just one unit at the incident and at 4:00pm, QFES advised the fire was contained and posing no threat to property,

The fire is burning in the vicinity of Mondure-Cushnie Road and Springs Road.

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On Saturday . . .

From QFES at 9:30am:

QFES crews are currently at a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Mondure-Cushnie Road and Springs Road, Fairdale.

This fire is currently contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.

QFES crews will continue to monitor the area.

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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On Friday . . .

From QFES at 4:00pm:

QFES crews are currently on scene at a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Mondure-Cushnie Road and Springs Road, Fairdale.

This fire is currently contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.

QFES crews will continue to monitor the area throughout the night.

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately

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From QFES at 12:45pm:

STAY INFORMED. Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has advised there is a bushfire in Fairdale.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes (see What You Should Do, below).

The bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Mondure-Cushnie Road and Springs Road, Fairdale. The fire is travelling in a southerly direction towards toward Red Hill Road, Fairdale.

Multiple QFES crews are on scene working to contain the fire.

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.

Keep up to date by:

  • Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
  • Staying tuned to your local ABC radio station.
  • Visiting the Rural Fire Service¬†website

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2 Responses to Fairdale (Wondai) Fire Update

  1. Disgruntled

    Hey, could we have another accurate update on this fires positioning, please? Some people that live very close to the fires stated position can not find it.

    Obviously the reporting of the fire position was mistaken and no criticism is made as mistakes can and do happen, I’m just curious as to where it really was.

    Another thing that would be helpful would be a reporting on the cause, if known of any fires that happen. You know, accidental, on purpose etc., also discarded lit cigarette butt which with wind and very dry soft fuel is very dangerous and critical.

    A few days ago a caller rang into a talkback radio show stating that that person had saw a butt tossed out of a car in front and when accosted and being given a dressing down received the answer of [so what ]. My view is that anyone tossing a butt out should lose their licence for a considerable time and it should be mandatory also!

    • News Desk

      southburnett.com.au – and every other media organisation – relies on what QFES media tells us. We believe the firefighters on the ground – whose reports QFES media relies upon – DO know where they are.

      Usually the street names are the nearest intersection to where the fire is burning. As you would appreciate, fires sometimes occur in the middle of paddocks, out of sight of the main road.

      Also, firefighters when asked sometimes “suspect” they know what started a fire, but there’s a big difference between suspecting what happened and the media naming and shaming someone in public. There are some social media pages in the South Burnett which have only a passing familiarity – and respect – for defamation law.

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