STAY INFORMED: Wallangarra/Eukey bushfire as 2.30pm Monday 18 February

18th February 2019 2:30 PM

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

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

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

Currently as at 2.30pm Monday, 18 February, a bushfire continues to burn in a westerly direction through Girraween National Park, south of Pyramids Road.

Fire crews are conducting backburning operations and crews will continue to monitor and patrol along Pyramids Road. Aircraft will also continue to work in the area.  

This fire is producing large amounts of smoke from the New South Wales border to Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. This smoke is particularly affecting Wallangarra, Ballandean and Eukey. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Thick smoke is affecting the New England Highway between the New South Wales Border and Ballandean. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. 

Queensland residents are advised to follow warnings issued by QFES.

New South Wales residents are asked to refer to the warnings being issued by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service regarding any relevant evacuation arrangements. Visit for more information.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

•       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.

•       Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
•       Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at and your local commercial radio station at;
•       Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at

•       For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website:
•       For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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