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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Little Mountain to finalise their bushfire plans.

At 10.15am Saturday 19 August, a large bushfire was located in the vicinity of Little Mountain. The large, fast moving fire is travelling in a south-west to north-easterly direction and is expected to impact the western side of Racecourse Road, the southern side of Caloundra Road and Corbould Racecourse within the next two hours.

Residents are advised that if their plan is to relocate or they do not have a plan then they are advised to relocate now. Leaving well ahead of a fire is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be dependable.

Currently, multiple fire crews are working with aerial reconnaissance to contain the blaze but firefighters will not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Lake Kawana Community Centre will be open  should residents require a neighbourhood safe place. 

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:

-Putting on protective clothing;

-Drinking lots of water;

-Moving car/s to a safe location;

-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;

-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;

-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;

-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;

-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;

-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;

-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);

-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and

-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.

Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.

For information on current bushfire incidents visit https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.

Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning –

Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.

Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.

Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan now

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Bushfire ADVICE for Bellvista (Caloundra) as at 6.30am Sat 19 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:As at 6.30am, a large grass fire is burning in the vicinity of Bellvista and Little Mountain.

Currently, multiple fire crews are working to strengthen containment lines around the blaze, which broke out yesterday afternoon.

The fire is burning within containment lines and there is no threat to property at this time.

Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions throughout the morning and ask that residents remain vigilant and up-to-date with information.  A significant smoke haze continues to affect the area and surrounds and residents are asked to close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering a respiratory condition. Smoke can also decrease visibility on the roads and motorists are asked to drive with caution and to conditions. Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.For information on current bushfire incidents visit https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning
Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.
Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.
Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan now.

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Bushfire ADVICE for Bellvista (Caloundra) as at 10.15pm Fri 18 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:As at 10.15pm, a large grass fire is burning in the vincinty of Bellvista and Little Mountain. Currently, multiple fire crews are working to contain the blaze, which broke out around 1.30pm today. Crews will be conducting backburning and constructing fire breaks throughout the night in order to contain the blaze. Residents who earlier evacuated from their homes can now return.Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.For information on current bushfire incidents visit https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning
Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.
Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.
Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan now.

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Bushfire ADVICE for Bellvista (Caloundra) as at 8.30pm Fri 18 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:As at 8.15pm, a large grass fire is burning in the vincinty of Bellvista and Little Mountain. Currently, 30 fire crews are working to contain the blaze, which broke out around 1.30pm today. The fire remains uncontrolled and residents who have evacuated from Bells Creek Arterial Road, Koala Court, Adelaide Circuit and surrounding streets should not return to their property at this stage as multiple fire crews are still working in the area.Lake Kawana Community Centre is still open should residents require a neighbourhood safe place. Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.For information on current bushfire incidents visit https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.

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 Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Bellvista (Caloundra) as at 7.30pm Fri 18 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Bellvista to enact their bushfire plan. Residents should evacuate to Lake Kawana Community Centre at 114 Sportsmans Parade Bokarina.

At 7.30pm on Friday, August 18 a large bushfire was located at Bellvista. The large fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction and is expected to impact the areas of Bells Creek Arterial Road, Koala Court, Adelaide Circuit and surrounding streets around 8pm.

This fire is moving quickly and firefighters are experiencing difficulty in controlling it. Spot fires may occur ahead of the fire front and embers are also being thrown from the fire.

The fire is expected to impact on the Bellvista community and there is a chance that some property may be lost. Power, water and mobile phone supplies may be lost in the area over the next several hours. 

It will be very hot and windy and as the fire approaches it may become increasingly difficult to see, hear or breathe.
Residents are strongly advised to leave now if their plan is to do so or if they don’t have a plan. Leaving is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, 30 fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters will not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including: 
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.
Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.
Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.

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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Bellvista (Caloundra) as at 7pm Fri 18 Aug

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THIS MESSAGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL (SEWS)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Bellvista to leave the area now if the path is clear to do so. Residents should evacuate to Lake Kawana Community Centre at 114 Sportsmans Parade Bokarina.

At 7pm on Friday, August 18 a large bushfire was located at Bellvista. The large fire is travelling in a north easterly direction and is expected to impact the areas of Bellvista Arterial Road, Koala Court, Adelaide Circuit and surrounding streets around 7.30pm.

This fire is moving quickly and is currently uncontrolled. Spot fires are likely to start up to four kilometres ahead of the fire front and embers are also being thrown from the fire.

The fire is expected to impact the Bellvista community and some property may be lost. Power, water and mobile phone supplies may be lost in the area over the next several hours. 

It will be very hot and windy and as the fire approaches it will become increasingly difficult to breathe.

Residents are strongly advised to leave now if they are able to do so. Leaving is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, 30 fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters will not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

 Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including: 
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.
Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.
Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Aura and surrounding suburbs to enact their bushfire plans and prepare for a fire in their area.

If residents do not have a bushfire survival plan or their plan is to leave, they are advised to do so now.

At 1.30pm on Friday 18 August a large bushfire was located at Roys Road, near the Bruce Highway. The fast moving fire is travelling in an east-north easterly direction and is expected to impact the suburb of Aura and Meridan Plains in the next two hours. Residents are advised to evacuate moving in an easterly direction away from the fire at the last east exit at Aura. The fire remains on the southern side of Caloundra Road. 

This fire is moving quickly and is currently uncontrolled. Spot fires are likely to start up to four kilometres ahead of the fire front and embers are also being thrown from the fire.

The fire is expected to impact on the Aura and Meridan Plains community and some property may be lost. Power, water and mobile phone supplies may be lost in the area over the next several hours. 

It will be very hot and windy and as the fire approaches it will become increasingly difficult to breathe.

Residents are strongly advised to leave now if they are able to do so. Leaving is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, 25 fire crews and a water bombing helicopter are working to contain the blaze but firefighters will not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including: 
-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.
Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.

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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Aura (Caloundra) as at 3.10pm Fri 18 Aug

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in the vicinity of Aura and surrounding suburbs to enact their bushfire plans and prepare for a fire in their area.

If residents do not have a bushfire survival plan or their plan is to leave, they are advised to do so now.

At 1.30pm on Friday 18 August a large bushfire was located at Roys Road, near the Bruce Highway. The fast moving fire is travelling in an easterly direction and is expected to impact the suburb of Aura imminently. Residents are advised to evacuate moving in an easterly direction away from the fire at the last east exit at Aura.

This fire is moving quickly and is currently uncontrolled. Spot fires are likely to start up to four kilometres ahead of the fire front and embers are also being thrown from the fire.

The fire is expected to impact on the Aura community and some property may be lost. Power, water and mobile phone supplies may be lost in the area over the next several hours. 

It will be very hot and windy and as the fire approaches it will become increasingly difficult to breathe.

Residents are strongly advised to leave now if they are able to do so. Leaving is the safest option for survival.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, ten fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters will not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.

Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including: 

-Putting on protective clothing;
-Drinking lots of water;
-Moving car/s to a safe location;
-Closing windows and doors and shutting blinds;
-Bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water;
-Wetting down fine fuels close to buildings;
-Removing garden furniture, doormats and other items;
-Sealing all gaps under doors and screens;
-Filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins;
-Having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside);
-Having a generator or petrol powered pump ready; and
-Checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.
Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property comes under threat.
Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFS) website at https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.For information on current bushfire incidents visit https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning –
Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.
Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.
Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan now.