Source: QLD Rural Fire Service
SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY: Mount Lindesay (part of the Mount Barney Fire) bushfire as at 4.15pm Sat 16 Nov
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching
Mount Lindesay. People in the area are in imminent danger and need to seek shelter now to survive.
Do not attempt to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous and potentially deadly. If you are not in the area, do not return.
Currently as at 4.15pm Saturday 16 November a fast-moving, dangerous fire is travelling in an easterly direction towards Hardgraves Road, Mount Lindesday. It's currently impacting Hardgraves Road. The fire is expected to have a life-threatening impact on the community.
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters are unable to prevent the fire advancing.
The fire poses a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: shelter now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality. As the fire approaches, it will become difficult for you to see, hear, and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness, and loud noise.
A place of refuge has been opened at the Beaudesert Showgrounds on Albert St. Those leaving the area should take the Mount Lindesay Highway north towards Rathdowney and onto Beaudesert.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
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.
- If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
- 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.
- Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
- Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
- Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at
https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at
- Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
- For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
- For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
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Source: QLD Rural Fire Service