August 19, 2020

QFES issued an “Advice” alert to local residents on Wednesday afternoon for a bushfire at South Nanango, burning to the north of Beitzel Road and to the east of Bochmann Road.

At 2:55pm, there were 15 fire units at the incident.

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From QFES at 12:30pm, Thursday:

Fire crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning in South Nanango.

The fire broke out yesterday and is posing no threat to property at this time. Nearby residents may be affected by a smoke haze.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep 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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Wednesday

From QFES at 4:45pm:

STAY INFORMED. Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

At 4:40pm, a vegetation fire is burning near the intersection of Beitzel Road and Bochmann Road.

The fire has been contained and crews are continuing to monitor the situation.

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.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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From QFES at 2:00pm:

STAY INFORMED. Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

At 2:00pm, there is a vegetation fire burning to the north of Beitzel Road and to the east of Bochmann Road. The fire is travelling in an north-easterly direction.

Multiple QFES fire crews are on scene working to control the blaze.

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 or your property is under threat.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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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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