13/Nov/2019 05:51 PM
QLD 47 Powers St, Buxton, Alert Level: Emergency Warning Reported: 2019-11-13T05:05:06+10:00 Current Status: Going Details:
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire) bushfire as at 6pm Wed 13 Nov
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Buxton. There is a separate warning current for residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate and Woodgate/Walkers Point Road. Residents in those areas should follow instructions given in those warnings.
Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
Currently as at 6pm Wednesday 13 November, a fast-moving fire is burning between Woodgate Road and Burrum River. The fire has jumped the Gregory River and is travelling in a south, south-easterly direction towards Buxton. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.
Buxton residents should evacuate the area by heading west along Buxton Road.
Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose 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: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.
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 are under threat.Vehicles on Scene:18 Vehicles on Route:1