Large bushfire continues to burn at North Gregory

UPDATE 6.40PM: Seven Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at a large bushfire burning near Foleys Road and Goodwood Road, North Gregory.

Crews are constructing fire breaks and conducting backburning operations in an effort to contain the fire.

There is no threat to homes at this time.

There is a large smoke haze affecting surrounding areas and residents are urged to close their windows and doors.

If suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.

Photo: Sharon Davies.
Photo: Sharon Davies.

EARLIER: Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:

As at 3pm, a large bushfire is burning near Foleys Road and Goodwood Road, North Gregory.

Currently, four fire crews are working to access the blaze which is burning in inaccessible country.

There is no threat to homes at this time.

There is a large smoke haze affecting surrounding areas and residents are urged to close their windows and doors. If suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.

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 Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.

Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.

For information on current bushfire incidents visit http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html.



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