Be prepared for bushfires this season.
Be prepared for bushfires this season.

'Stay informed': Bushfire advice for Lowmead downgraded

7.30PM: QFES advises residents who left Lowmead can now return to their properties as the immediate threat has passed.

As of 10 minutes ago, the fire was travelling in a southerly direction towards Lowmead.

Firefighters conducted backburning and aerial waterbombing to protect properties on Clarkes Road and Mackellor Road.

Crews will remain on scene to monitor the fire.

6.00PM: AS OF 5.30pm, the bushfire is still travelling in a southerly direction towards Lowmead between Clarkes Road and Mackellor Road.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

EARLIER: THE QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have advised Lowmead residents to evacuate.

At 3.40pm, a bushfire is travelling in a southerly direction towards Lowmead between Clarkes Road and Mackellor Road.

"The fire could have a significant impact on the community," the update said.

Residents should travel east via Clarkes Rd, onto Lowmead Rd, or travel west on Clarkes Rd to John Clifford Way, and on to the Bruce Hwy.

They are urged to evacuate to the Miriam Vale Community Centre at 41 Blomfield St.

This is a developing story, more to come.



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