SEVERAL firefighter crews are currently working together to keep a bushfire outside of Kingaroy under control.

The fire is burning near Aerodrome Rd and Railway Rd at Taabinga.

Residents are urged to stay informed and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

 

 

There are currently 20 QFES crews attending the fire near the Kingaroy Clay Target Club.

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

Call 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.

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