LEAVE NOW: Cathedrals on Fraser part of Fraser Island fire bushfire

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.

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