Source: QLD Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act: 469 Wells Station Rd, Biarra

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Biarra (near Esk) bushfire as at 3pm Thurs 14 Sept

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Biarra and conditions could get worse.You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.Currently as at 3pm, Thursday 14 September, a large, fast moving fire is travelling from Esk Crows Nest Road towards Wells Station Road. The fire is likely to impact Wells Station Road.Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:- Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.- If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.- Advise family and friends of your plan.- 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.- Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.- Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.- Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.- Take action to protect your livestock.- 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.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:- Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)- Stay tuned to your local radio station.

Response Date: 14/9/2017 1:28 pm
Vehicles on Scene: 14
Vehicles on Route: 11
Last Update: 14/9/2017 3:42 pm

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