Burrum Heads residents should stay informed.
Burrum Heads residents should stay informed. Ebony Graveur

STAY INFORMED: Burrum Heads residents to be alert about fire

BURRUM heads residents are being advised to 'keep up to date'  and 'stay informed' about the monester Woodgate bushfire which has been burning since Wednesday.

Due to wind conditions, embers from this fire may reach the southern side of the Burrum River from Woodgate and Walkers Point Rd.

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At 3.55pm the bushfire was burning within containment lines near Woodgate Rd and Woppis Rd, and travelling towards Walkers Point Rd, Woodgate. 


Burrum Heads residents 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.
 



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