UPDATE: The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service is urging the following residents to be stay cautious as a blaze burns between O’connor Road and Cecil Plains Moonie Road, in Dunmore.
UPDATE: The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service is urging the following residents to be stay cautious as a blaze burns between O’connor Road and Cecil Plains Moonie Road, in Dunmore.

CAUTION: Dunmore residents urged be wary of fire

THE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Dunmore, issuing the following warning to residents on Saturday, November 8, 4pm: 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are monitoring a fire burning between O'connor Road and Cecil Plains Moonie Road, Dunmore.

The fire is within containment lines and producing a moderate amount of smoke.

There is no threat to property at this time. Residents suffering from a respiratory condition should close windows and doors and keep medications close by.

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.

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 (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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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