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Vegetation Fire Mareeba

UPDATED 9:30AM 13/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning between Tinaroo Creek Road and the Barron River, near Mareeba.

Crews will continue to strengthen containment lines near Henry Hannam Drive, and waterbombing may be undertaken in the area on Friday.

Smoke may affect the area. If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medication 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.

UPDATE 13/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning between Tinaroo Creek Road and the Barron River, near Mareeba.

Crews will continue to strengthen containment lines near Henry Hannam Drive and smoke may affect the area.

If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors.

Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medication 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.

UPDATE 12/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a vegetation fire burning near Tinaroo Creek Road and Henry Hannam Drive, Mareeba.

The fire is burning in an inaccessible area and is expected to burn for several days.

There is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect Mareeba, Rocky Creek and Walkamin.

If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors.

Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medication 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.

EARLIER 11/9/19 | Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are still tackling a vegetation fire burning near Tinaroo Creek Road and Henry Hannam Drive, Mareeba.

The fire is burning in an inaccessible area and is expected to burn for several days.

There is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect Mareeba, Rocky Creek and Walkamin. If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors.

Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medication 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.

EARLIER | Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Mareeba.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 3pm Saturday 7 September, bushfires are burning in the Ellery Road area, near the Mareeba Airport on the Kennedy Highway, Mareeba.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Crews are working to contain the fires. Call Triple Zero (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.

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

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.