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Woodgate Fire

UPDATE | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, Woodgate.
This fire is contained and is posing no threat to property at this time.
Firefighters will continue to monitor the area throughout the coming days.
Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze.
Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medication 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. 
STAY INFORMED UPDATED 8:40AM 3/12/19 | The warning for the Woodgate (Jarretts Road) bushfire is Advice.  


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

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

Currently as at 8.40am Tuesday 3 December, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Jarretts Road, Woodgate. The fire is travelling in southerly direction towards the Gregory River.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire with the assistance of heavy machinery.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

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.

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions are getting worse.
 
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
 
Currently as at 3pm Monday 2 December a fast-moving grass fire is burning near Jarretts Road. The fire is travelling in a north-westerly direction. It is expected to impact the area between Heidkes Road to the end of Jarretts Road, bordered by the Gregory River. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
 
Fire crews are working with waterbombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
 
Residents leaving the area should head north along Jarretts Road if it is safe to do so.
 
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 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.
• 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.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.