A fire on Kelvyn St, Kingaroy, in 2018, which was believed to have been deliberately lit.
A fire on Kelvyn St, Kingaroy, in 2018, which was believed to have been deliberately lit. Contributed

Everything you need to know about fire warning levels

EASTERN Queensland is on fire with more than 70 bushfires burning across the state.

The South Burnett community is being reminded by authorities to take urgent action if their home is threatened by fire.

There are five different warning levels on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website, which instructs residents on that to do in the event of an emergency.

Emergency warning: You are in danger and need to take immediate action recommended by the fire service.

Watch and act: There is a heightened level of threat, you need to be aware of your situation and take action to be prepared and protect yourself and your family.

Advice: There is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.

Notification: A fire or other emergency has started in the area but it does not pose an immediate threat. Smoke may affect surrounding areas.

Information: A fire or other emergency has started in the area however it has not reached the level required for an official warning.

An interactive map on the QFES website gives updates on the status of fires across the state.

The map of fires currently burning across the state.
The map of fires currently burning across the state. Contributed

If a bushfire is burning near your home, follow your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so.

If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire.

To find out more, click here.

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