UPDATE at 2:15 PM | FIREFIGHTERS have managed to get the upper hand on a bushfire burning close to homes at Jimboomba, near Logan.
The blaze broke out near Swan Road, Wynne Road and Woodlands Court about midday on Wednesday.
A swift response by emergency services meant firefighters were able to contain the blaze before it caused any significant damage or disruption to local residents.
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More than 10 fire trucks had initially been dispatched to fight the fire. Seven crews remained on the scene at 2pm, working to extinguish hot spots.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have advised there is no threat to property at this time.
The fire is producing large amounts of smoke. Residents in the area are urged to close their windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering a respiratory illness.
Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
EARLIER at 1:17 PM | FIREFIGHTERS are battling to contain a large bushfire that has broken out near Logan.
Multiple crews are on the scene, attempting to contain the blaze which is burning close to homes on Swan Road, Wynne Road and Woodlands Court at Jimboomba.
Nine fire trucks were on the scene at 1pm, while a further three were still responding.
The fire is currently at “Advice” level, with residents in the area urged to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes.
Residents with a bushfire survival plan are being told to “refer to it now” and “be ready to follow it”.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Residents should close their windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you believe you or your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
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
- 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