Large bushfire at Bucca
A LARGE bushfire is burning near Mount Bucca Rd and Jones North Rd at Bucca.
Two fire crews are monitoring and working to contain the blaze, which broke out about 5pm Friday, September 18.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is advising that there is no threat to homes at this time.
Aircraft will be used for aerial reconnaissance throughout the afternoon.
Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:
- Putting on protective clothing;
- Drinking lots of water;
- Moving car/s to a safe location;
- Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
- Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
- Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
- Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
- Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
- Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
- Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
- Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
- Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.
Residents are advised to call 000 if they believe their property comes under threat.