The scene from Woodgate Rd yesterday.
The scene from Woodgate Rd yesterday.

STAY INFORMED: Burrum Heads to be alert for fire changes

BURRUM Heads residents are advised to 'stay alert' as authorities warn wind conditions could cause fire embers to jump the Burrum River from Woodgate.

A monster bushfire has been burning since Wednesday morning in the Woodgate region.

At 11.30am today, the blaze is burning within containment lines near Woodgate Rd and Woppis Rd, and travelling towards Walkers Point Rd.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is warning residents to 'keep up to date' and 'decide what actions they will take' if the situation changes.

Locals will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

Call 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.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.



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