Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in and on the northern side of Ravensbourne.
You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
Currently as at 1.05pm Thursday 21 November, a fire continues to burn between Ravensbourne and the outskirts of Crows Nest.
Crews are currently on scene blackening out hot spots. Aircraft will be operating in the area throughout the day and heavy machinery is being used to strengthen containment lines.
Large trees and other debris have fallen across the road as a result of this bushfire, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
Motorists travelling northbound on Perseverance Dam Road are advised there are currently road closures in place at the Perseverance Dam Road and Grapetree Road intersection.
Road closures remain in place for motorists heading east on Three Mile Road, at the Jones Road intersection. Seventeen Mile Road, beyond Walsh Road remains closed. Sebastapool Road, between Dahl Road and Bluff Road, is also closed.
An evacuation centre is open at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, New England Highway near Showgrounds Terrace.
The evacuation centre at Highfields Recreation Centre, O’Brien Road, Highfields will be also be open.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
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 http://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.