North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 10.00am Mon 3 Dec

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North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 10.00am Mon 3 Dec

3rd December 2018 10:00 AM

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on North Stradbroke Island.

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

Currently as at 10.00am Monday 3 December, there is a bushfire burning in the southern part of the island.

Firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines and aerial operations are assisting.

Probable changes in wind direction throughout the day are likely to increase smoke and fire spotting hazards for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), including Russell Island.

Smoke is likely to impact the central/northern western areas of the island and other southern Moreton Bay islands throughout the day.

Smoke may also affect Moreton Bay mainland. Residents, especially the elderly and those with respiratory illness, should stay alert and take precautions to avoid the effect of the increased smoke hazards.

Those with respiratory conditions might consider leaving the islands.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. 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

92.7 Mix FM News Team – December 3, 2018

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