Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises a bushfire continues to burn in Cooloola.
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
Currently as at 6.15pm Monday 30 December, a bushfire continues to burn near Freshwater Road, in the vicinity of Freshwater Lake, Freshwater Day Area and south of the ocean entry side of Freshwater.
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will remain on scene over the coming days working to contain the fire.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Freshwater camping area remains closed. Freshwater Road and the Kings Bore Circuit Track, including Bymien Day Use Area, also remains closed. For more information visit: parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/17534.html.
Campers in the area should remain vigilant over the coming days and adhere to information provided by QPWS Rangers who will be patrolling in the area over the next 24 hours.
Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• 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.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 https://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.