Tableland Road/Cross Road part of Mount Maria bushfire

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Mount Maria.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Residents who have left the area are not allowed to return at this time due to dangerous fire activity. Local authorities will advise if there is any change to this.

There is a separate bushfire warning in place for residents along Kirkpatrick Road, Whytallabah Road and Hills Road.

Currently as at 6.25pm Tuesday 17 December, a large fire is travelling in a westerly direction towards Lowmead. The fire is impacting Tableland Road between Cross Road and Mitchell Road. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

The fire will continue to burn throughout the night and crews will remain in the area, working to contain the blaze.

There is an evacuation centre at Miriam Vale Community Hall, 41 Blomfield St Miriam Vale.

Tableland Road is closed between Cross Road and Hills Road, however there is access to Baffle Creek, Agnes Water and Bundaberg.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.


• 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.


• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)

• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at and your local commercial radio station at;

• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at


• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website:

• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

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