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STAY INFORMED|| Lake Cooloola Bushfire

UPDATE 23/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are on scene at a bushfire that continues to burn in the Cooloola Recreation Area within the Great Sandy National Park.
The fire is burning in the vicinity of Harrys Hut Road, Eurobi Road and Cooloola Way, Como.
This fire is burning within containment lines and crews are monitoring the blaze.
Smoke may affect nearby areas.
Residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by.
Traffic management is in place in the area, so 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.
STAY INFORMED: Lake Cooloola bushfire as at 2pm Thurs 19 Sept
19th September 2019 2:00 PM
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Lake Cooloola. 

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

Currently as at 2pm Thursday 19 September a bushfire is burning in the Cooloola Recreation Area within the Great Sandy National Park. The fire is burning in the vicinity of Harry Hut Road, Eurobi Road and Cooloola Way, Como. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

QFES crews are working to contain the fire. Aircraft will also be working in the area to assist ground crews.

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.

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 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 when the situation changes.

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