08/Oct/2019 04:15 PM
QLD Douglas Mcinnes Dr, Laidley, Alert Level: Emergency Warning Reported: 2019-10-08T04:33:11+10:00 Current Status: Patrolled Details:
SEEK SHELTER: Laidley bushfire as at 2.50pm Tues 8 Oct
Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching
Laidley. It is now too late to leave the area. Driving now would be extremely dangerous.
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. Your safest option is to 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 2.50pm Tuesday 8 October, a severe and fast-moving fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Douglas McInnes Drive, Railway Street, Ward Court, Wilson Court, Tyrrell Court, Storr Street, Leonard Street, Edward Street and Coates Street. 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: act 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 remains open at the Laidley Cultural Centre at 3 Laidley Plainland Road, Laidley North, but driving now would be extremely dangerous.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.