The fire at Lefthand Branch Road has been upgraded to Prepare to Leave. fire truck generic rural fire
The fire at Lefthand Branch Road has been upgraded to Prepare to Leave. fire truck generic rural fire Ebony Graveur

FIRE ALERTS: Crews monitoring Laidley Creek West fire

UPDATE 9.20AM: LAIDLEY CREEK WEST

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are monitoring a bushfire burning within containment lines near Mcgarrigal Road and Laidley Creek West Road.

Smoke may affect surrounding areas over the coming days.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medication close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

UPDATE 1.40PM: RAVENSBOURNE

Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a grass fire burning near Ryan Road and Esk Hampton Road, Ravensbourne.

Crews are currently working to contain this fire but smoke may affect surrounding areas.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

UPDATE 10.30AM: INGOLDSBY

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near Mount Zahel and Mount Cooper, Ingoldsby.

This is part of a large bushfire burning between Thornton and Lefthand Branch.

Residents in those areas should refer to separate bushfire warnings issued for their area.

Crews are working with local landowners to contain the fire. There is no threat to property at this time.

Smoke may affect surrounding areas. Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned there property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

UPDATE 10.30AM: THORNTON

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton.

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

Currently as at 10.30am Tuesday 12 November, a bushfire is burning to the west of Kowaltzke Road and Main Camp Creek Road. This is part of a large bushfire burning between Thornton and Lefthand Branch.

Residents in Lefthand Branch should refer to separate bushfire warnings issued for their area.

The fire in the Thornton area is contained but people 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.

UPDATE 10.25AM: LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lefthand Branch.

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

Currently as at 10.25am Tuesday 12 November, a very large bushfire is burning to the east of Lefthand Branch Road, Lefthand Branch.

This is part of a large bushfire burning between Thornton and Lefthand Branch. Residents in Thornton should refer to separate bushfire warnings issued for their area.

The fire in the Lefthand Branch area is burning in inaccessible terrain. Fire crews are continuing to construct containment lines and will remain on-site over the coming days.

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.

UPDATE 3PM: THORNTON

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton.

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

Currently as at 3pm, Monday 11 November, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Main Camp Creek Road, Thornton School Road and Kowaltzke Road, Thornton.

This fire is contained but 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.
 

UPDATE 2.50PM: LEFTHAND BRANCH

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Lefthand Branch (formerly Thornton and Lefthand Branch) bushfire 

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Lefthand Branch and conditions could get 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 2.50pm, Monday 11 November, an unpredictable fire is burning to the east of Lefthand Branch Road and Cole Gully Road, Lefthand Branch. This fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. The fire is likely to impact Lefthand Branch Road.

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.

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

UPDATE 9.45PM: THORNTON and LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch and conditions could get 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 9.20pm, Saturday 9 November, a fire is burning in a northerly direction near Main Camp Creek Road. The fire is no longer directly impacting properties along Main Camp Creek Road and Thornton School Road, however, this could change quickly and those who haven't already left, should be ready to leave.

Those who have left the area should not return until advised it is safe to do so. 

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.

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.

 

UPDATE 9.15PM: MULGOWIE, LAIDLEY CREEK WEST

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Laidley Creek West and Mulgowie.

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

Currently as at 9.05pm Saturday 9 November, a bushfire continues to travel in an easterly direction towards Mcgarrigal Road and Laidley Creek West Road.

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.

 

UPDATE 6.40PM SATURDAY: THORNTON and LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch and conditions could get 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 6.25pm, Saturday 9 November, a fire is burning in a northerly direction near Main Camp Creek Road. The fire is no longer directly impacting properties along Main Camp Creek Road and Thornton School Road, however, this could change quickly and those who haven't already left, should be ready to leave.

Those who have left the area should not return until advised it is safe to do so. 

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.

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.

 

UPDATE 4.05PM SATURDAY: THORNTON and LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is toleave 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 3.50pm Saturday 9 November, a bushfire is burning between Mulgowie Road and Main Camp Creek Road. The fire is still currently impacting Watkins Drive and Dippel Road.

Residents in Watkins Drive and Dippel Road should evacuate via Mulgowie Road and Main Camp Creek Road in a northerly direction towards Laidley. Those who have left the area should not return. 

Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft 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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•             Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
•             Secure your pets for safe transport.
•             Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
•             Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
•             Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             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.
•             If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

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

FURTHER INFORMATION:
•             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 5.50pm or if the situation changes.

 

UPDATE 1.55PM SATURDAY: THORNTON and Lefthand Branch (South of Laidley)

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch 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 1.45pm Saturday 9 November, a bushfire is burning between Mulgowie Road and Main Camp Creek Road. The fire is currently impacting Watkins Drive and Dippel Road.

Residents in Watkins Drive and Dippel Road should evacuate via Mulgowie Road and Main Camp Creek Road in a northerly direction towards Laidley. 

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.

Residents who have previously self-evacuated are advised it remains unsafe to return to their homes. 

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
 
If you are leaving:
Secure your pets for safe transport.
Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
If you are unable to leave:
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
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.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

 

UPDATE 11AM SATURDAY: THORNTIN and LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch 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 10.50am Saturday 9 November a dangerous fire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Main Camp Creek Road. It is impacting Main Camp Creek Road now. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
 
If you are leaving:
Secure your pets for safe transport.
Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
If you are unable to leave:
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
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.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

 

 

UPDATE 9.10AM SATURDAY: THORNTON & LEFTHAND BRANCH

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch 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 8.55am Saturday 9 November a dangerous fire is travelling in a south-easterly direction towards Main Camp Creek Road. It is impacting Main Camp Creek Road now. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
 
If you are leaving:
Secure your pets for safe transport.
Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
If you are unable to leave:
Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
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.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

 

UPDATE 9.30PM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Laidley Creek West and Mulgowie and conditions could get 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.

READ MORE: Fireys battle out-of-control Lockyer Valley blaze

Currently as at 9.30pm, Friday 8 November, a large, unpredictable fire is travelling in an easterly direction towards Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road. The fire is likely to impact Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road.

If you have already left the area, it is safe for you to return, however you should also be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly

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.

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

UPDATE 6.40PM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Laidley Creek West and Mulgowie and conditions are getting worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is toleave 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 6.20pm, Friday 8 November a large, fast moving fire is travelling in an  easterly direction towards Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road. It is continuing to impact Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road. The fire is having a significant impact on the community.

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• 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.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

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

 

 

UPDATE 4.05pm: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Laidley Creek West and Mulgowie 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 3.55pm, Friday 8 November a large, fast moving fire is travelling in an  easterly direction towards Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road. It is expected to impact Mcgarrigal Road, Laidley Creek West Road and Baulch Road now. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

•        Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.

•        Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).

•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:

•       Secure your pets for safe transport.

•        Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.

•        Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.

•        Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:

•        Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.

•        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.

•        If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.



 

UPDATE 3.10PM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and Lefthand Branch 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 2.50pm, Friday 8 November a dangerous fire is travelling in a southerly direction towards Main Camp Creek Road. It is impacting Main Camp Creek Road now. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
•           Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
•           Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•           Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
•           Secure your pets for safe transport.
•           Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
•           Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
•           Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
•           Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•           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.
•           If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

 

UPDATE 12.40pm: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and conditions could get worse.

The fire has split into two separate fires travelling in different directions.

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 12.25pm Friday, 8 November two large and unpredictable fires are burning near Thornton.

The first fire is travelling in a north, north-easterly direction towards Main Camp Creek Road, Thornton. The fire is likely to impact Main Camp Creek Road. 

The second fire is travelling south heading towards Lefthand Branch Road, Thornton. The fire is likely to impact Lefthand Branch Road, Lefthand Branch.

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.

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

People self-evacuating from Main Camp Creek Road should travel via Mulgowie Road towards Laidley.

People self-evacuating from Lefthand Branch Road should travel along Lefthand Branch Road towards Laidley.


EARLIER: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Thornton and conditions could get worse.

The fire has split into two separate fires travelling in different directions.

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 10.30am Friday, 8 November two large and unpredictable fires are burning near Thornton.

The first fire is travelling in a north, north-easterly direction towards Main Camp Creek Road, Thornton. The fire is likely to impact Main Camp Creek Road. 

The second fire is travelling south heading towards Lefthand Branch Road, Thornton. The fire is likely to impact Lefthand Branch Road, Lefthand Branch.

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.

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

People self-evacuating from Main Camp Creek Road should travel via Mulgowie Road towards Laidley.

People self-evacuating from Lefthand Branch Road should travel along Lefthand Branch Road towards Laidley.



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