THE bushfire burning at Rockyview and Parkhurst (Rockhampton), is no longer posing an immediate threat to structures in the area.
The north western sector of the fire, which includes Stirling Drive, Inverary Way, Angela Drive, Ainsley Court, Casuarina Road, Rebecca Close, Kristie Drive, Dawn Close and Wexford Court has been contained.
A total of 22 fire crews remain on scene working to contain the fire on the northern and southern sides.
The eastern side of the fire is currently burning in inaccessible country and firefighters have been liaising with landowners in the area.
The fire has been burning since yesterday and is currently moving in a north and north westerly direction. Crews will remain on scene into the evening.
Residents located on in the above areas should remain vigilant and take necessary precautions.
Motorists travelling along nearby roads, including the Bruce Highway, are urged to drive to conditions due to smoke haze.
Residents who suffer from or are susceptible to respiratory illness should remain inside with their doors and windows shut and ensure their medication is close by. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they should call triple zero (000) immediately.
Enact bushfire plans: Fire and Rescue
THE Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is advising residents in the vicinity of Rockyview to enact their bushfire plans.
At 4.15pm a large bushfire was located in the Parkhurst Rockyview area. The fast moving fire is travelling in a westerly direction and is expected to impact the areas of Stirling Drive, Inverary Way, Angela Drive, Ainsley Court, Casuarina Road, Rebecca Close, Kristie Drive, Dawn Close and Wexford Court 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 defendable.
Currently, 24 fire crews, a fire spotter and two water bombing aircraft are working to contain the blaze but firefighters may 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:
- Put on protective clothing
- Drink lots of water
- Move car/s to a safe location
- Close windows and doors and shut blinds
- Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage or secure room) and provide water
- Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
- Remove garden furniture, doormats and other items
- Seal all gaps under doors and screens
- Fill containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins, etc
- Have ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside)
- Have generator or petrol pump ready
- Check and patrol outside for embers and extinguish any spot fires and seek shelter as the fire front arrives.
Fire and Rescue fight blaze
TEN Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) crews are working to contain a large bushfire burning in the vicinity of Rockyview, north of Rockhampton.
The fast moving fire has been burning since yesterday and is currently moving in a westerly direction.
Residents located on Stirling Drive, Inverary Way, Angela Road and Dawn Close, Rockyview should remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions.
Firefighters are currently conducting property protection in the area by constructing containment lines.
Two water bombing aircraft are also proceeding to the scene. Motorists travelling along nearby roads, including the Bruce Highway, are urged to drive to conditions due to smoke haze
Residents who suffer from or are susceptible to respiratory illness should remain inside with their doors and windows shut and ensure their medication is close by.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they should call triple zero (000) immediately.
A GRASS fire that threatened homes on Alfred St in Parkhurst this morning has been contained.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesman said firefighters were now carrying out back burning operations in the Seeonee Park area.
A helicopter and plane will bomb the remaining fire with water at 2.30 this afternoon.
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