Source: QLD Rural Fire Service

SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY: Stanthorpe (formerly Amiens) bushfire as at 5.30pm Fri 6 Sept
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching
Stanthorpe. 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 5.30pm, Friday 6 September, a large and fast-moving fire is impacting Glenlyon Drive and Amiens Road. It is travelling in an easterly direction towards Nelson Crescent, McLeod Court and Michelle Road (in Happy Valley). It is expected to impact Nelson Crescent, McLeod Court and Michelle Road (in Happy Valley).
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.
An evacuation centre is open at Stanthorpe Fitness Centre, however driving now would be extremely dangerous.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
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Response Date: 6/9/2019, 2:35 PM
Vehicles on Scene: 12
Vehicles on Route: 9
Last Update: 6/9/2019, 5:46 PM

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