Dramatic photos show impact of Booie bushfire
UPDATE, 3.45pm: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews are still attending the bush fire in Booie.
There are currently seven crews on scene and six en route to assist in monitoring the blaze.
Booie residents are urged to stay up to date with information as crews continue to monitor the bushfire.
EARLIER: BOOIE residents are urged to stay informed as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services monitor a bush fire.
The fire is currently burning in the vicinity of Booie Rd and Pates Rd, and firefighters will continue to monitor the blaze throughout the day.
Residents are urged to keep up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.
The fire broke out on Thursday September 20, and is posing no threat to any properties at this time.
QFES crews monitored and constructed firebreaks throughout the evening, and three crews were on scene this morning.
Booie residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day and into the evening.
Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and if suffering from a respiratory condition, 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 000 immediately.
What you should do to stay informed:
- 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.
QFES crews are currently fighting a bush fire at Glan Devon, which broke out Thursday afternoon.