STAY INFORMED: Karara (south of Leyburn) bushfire as at 11:10am Monday 3 December
3rd December 2018 11:11 AM
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Karara.
You need to keep up to
date and decide
what actions you will take if the situation changes.
Currently as at 11.10am Monday 3 December, a bushfire is travelling from
Strathyre Road towards Toowoomba Karara Road and Millmerran Road.
Crews are working to strengthen containment lines throughout the day.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your
local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular
• 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 (@QldFireandRescueService) 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
• 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.