September 24, 2020

A bushfire warning was issued on Thursday afternoon for a fire burning near McPhee Road at Durong.

At 2:30pm, there were 11 fire units at the blaze, burning between Kingaroy-Burrandowan and Freshwaters roads, and an ADVICE – STAY INFORMED alert had been issued to local residents.

Waterbombers had also been called in to help control the blaze.

By 4:15pm, a QFES spokesperson said the fire had been contained and firefighters were now patrolling the area.

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From QFES at 4:15pm:

QFES crews remain on scene monitoring a vegetation fire burning between McPhee Road, Kingaroy-Burrandowan Road and Freshwaters Road, Durong.

Firefighters have contained the fire.

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

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

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EARLIER:

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, a vegetation fire is burning near McPhee Road between Kingaroy-Burrandowan Road and Freshwaters Road, Durong.

Firefighters and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze.

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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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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