Leave Now and Emergency Declaration made for Cathedrals bushfire on Fraser Island

QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE issue Leave Now for Cathedrals bushfire on Fraser Island (see below).

Queensland Police declare emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act for the following area –

Fence line encompassing address known as Cathedral Beach Campground, Eastern Beach, Fraser Island also known as Lot 53 Fraser Island Road, Fraser Island, Survey Plan 263674 and including the 2 way track between Eastern Beach Fraser Island and the main entrance of the Cathedral Beach Campground.

QFES: LEAVE NOW: Cathedrals on Fraser (part of the Fraser Island fire) bushfire as at 12.25pm Sat 14 Nov

14th November 2020 12:25 PM

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire near Cathedrals at Fraser Island and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12.25pm Saturday 14 November a dangerous fire is travelling from north of Lake Bowarrady in the vicinity of Awinya Road, south towards Cathedrals on Fraser. It is expected to impact Cahtedrals on Fraser in the next 4-6 hours. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents and visitors are asked to leave via Maheno Beach and travel south toward Happy Valley.

There is a separate bushfire warning issued for residents and visitors of Happy Valley.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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