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Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire) bushfire

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning within containment lines in the Woodgate/Kinkuna Waters area.
Fire crews, with aerial support, are monitoring the fire and continuing to establish fire breaks.
Smoke may affect Buxton over the next few days.
Residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medications close by if required.
Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

EARLIER | STAY INFORMED: Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point Road fire) bushfire as at 11.10pm Thurs 14 Nov
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate.

There are separate warnings current for residents in Kinkuna Waters and Woodgate/Walkers Point Road. Residents in these areas should follow instructions given in those warnings.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 11.10pm Thursday 14 November, a fire is burning within containment lines on the northern side of the Gregory River.

Fire crews are continuing to monitor the blaze and establish fire breaks 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.

An evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or 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, refer to it now and be 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 the situation changes.
• 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.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

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 http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• 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

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

EARLIER | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning within containment lines at Devils Elbow Road, Buxton.
Residents may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days.
Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.
Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

EARLIER | Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire) – bushfire as at 10.55pm Wed 13 Nov Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently monitoring a bushfire burning within containment lines at Devils Elbow Road, Buxton. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area overnight. Residents may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advise to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

PREPARE TO LEAVE UPDATED 8:15PM 13/11/19 | The warning for the Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire) bushfire has been lowered to Watch and Act. 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Buxton 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 8.15pm, Wednesday 13 November, the fire which jumped the Gregory River at Buxton is now burning within containment lines at Devils Elbow Road.
Buxton residents are allowed to return to their properties. Buxton Road has reopened.
Fire crews will continue 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 (@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 http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• 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

The next update will be provided by 10.15pm or if the situation changes.

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY UPDATED 6:00PM 13/11/19 | The bushfire is still alight at Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire).  The alert is EMERGENCY WARNING.  

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.

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.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• 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 http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• 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

The next update will be provided by 8pm or if the situation changes.

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Buxton (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point fire) bushfire as at 6pm Wed 13 Nov
13th November 2019 6:00 PM


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.