Avoid Unnecessary Travel In Bushfire Affected Areas
With a number of fires burning throughout Queensland police are reminding motorists to limit unnecessary travel and keep roads clear for emergency services.
Fires by their very nature are unpredictable and motorists travelling through active bushfire areas could easily find themselves in quickly changing and dangerous situations.
If you live near a active bushfire area please limit all non-essential travel and re-think your need to be on the roads.
Driving conditions can be dangerous due to hazards such as burnt out trees over road ways, fallen power lines, smoke and dust. Please remain vigilant.
Emergency services are working together to return affected residents to their homes however this can only occur when the risk of fire has been mitigated.
This is a timely reminder 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 situations can get worse quickly.
It is important to notify friends and family of your bushfire survival plan. As well as checking on your neighbours, in particular the elderly community.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
For regular updates on the bushfires accross the state please check the following links:
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
• 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
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.