Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Peregian Beach and conditions are getting worse.
You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.
Currently as at 4am Tuesday 10 September, a fast-moving fire is travelling in a north, north-westerly direction from Noosa National Park between Woodland Drive and Emu Mountain Road at Peregian Beach towards Weyba, Weyba Downs, Marcus Beach.
It is currently impacting Peregian Beach. A separate bushfire warning applies to residents of Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze. These residents should refer to the Emergency Warning (Leave Immediately) warning for Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze Estate.
It is expected to impact Peregian Springs, Marcus Beach, Weyba and Weyba Downs.
The previous warning applied to Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach residents. The fire is not expected to impact these communities at this time, but residents should continue to monitor conditions in case the situation changes.
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.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Residents at the southern end of Lake Weyba, between Lakewood Drive, Clarendon Road, Emu Mountain Road and Woodland Drive who wish to evacuate should head north-west along Emu Mountain Road to Noosaville.
Residents who wish to evacuate in Castaways Beach should travel to Eenie Creek Road, and then head west towards the Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive, Noosaville.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• 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.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) 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 by 6.10am or if the situation changes.
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