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UPDATE: 4.10PM

STAY INFORMED: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 4.10pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 4.10pm Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in the Booroobin area. The fire is currently contained and burning between Maleny Stanley River Road and River Road. 

Ground crews will continue to monitor the fire. 

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.


UPDATE: 250PM

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek bushfire as at 2.50pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 2.50pm Sunday 10 November, a fast-moving bushfire has broken containment lines and is travelling in a westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. It is expected to impact McKinnon Drive.

Residents located on McKinnon Drive between Tronson Road and Louis Bazzo Drive, including Goshawk Lane, Riverpark Drive, Boreen Street, Cootharaba Street, Bundoora Street, Eulama Street, Teewah Street and Mooyour Street, should evacuate in a southerly direction along McKinnon Drive. 

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Separate bushfire warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those bushfire warnings and the directions of authorities.

An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

UPDATE: 1.05PM

STAY INFORMED: Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 1.05pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. 

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 1.05pm Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah. 

Residents who previously evacuated from Tewantin and Noosa Banks are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Residents in Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek must not return to their properties, as conditions are still too dangerous. 

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 1PM

STAY INFORMED: Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 1pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. 

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 1pm Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in Cooroibah. 

Residents who previously evacuated from Noosa North Shore are now allowed to return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution as there could be hazards in the area such as damaged trees. Smoke is affecting roads, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

Residents in Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek must not return to their properties, as conditions are still too dangerous. 

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Tewantin. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 12.50pm

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek bushfire as at 12.50pm Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12.50pm Sunday 10 November, a fast-moving bushfire has broken containment lines and is travelling in a south-westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. It is expected to impact McKinnon Drive

Residents located on McKinnon Drive between Tronson Road and Louis Brazzo Drive, including Goshawk Lane, Riverpark Drive, Boreen Street, Cootharaba Street, Bundoora Street, Eulama Street, Teewah Street and Mooyour Street, should evacuate in a southerly direction along McKinnon Drive. 

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Separate bushfire warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those bushfire warnings and the directions of authorities.

An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

 

UPDATE: 11.15AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 11.15am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 11.15am Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in the Booroobin area. The fire is currently contained and burning between Maleny Stanley River Road and River Road. 

Ground crews and aircraft continue to monitor the fire, however firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 11.10AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) bushfire as at 11.10am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah, Ringtail Creek and surrounding areas and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 11.10am Sunday 10 November a fire is burning in Cooroibah. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Conditions remain unpredictable and residents are advised it is still too dangerous to return to their homes.

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

Separate bushfire warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those bushfire warnings and the directions of authorities.

An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 9.20AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 9.20am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 9.20am Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in the Booroobin area. The fire is currently contained and burning between Maleny Stanley River Road and River Road. 

Ground crews and aircraft continue to monitor the fire, however firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 7.15AM

STAY INFORMED: Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 7.15am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: ADVICE


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. 

Residents in Noosa Banks, Noosa North Shore, areas of Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek already evacuated, must not return to their properties, as conditions are still too dangerous. 

Queensland Police are advising residents when they can return to these areas. Follow the direction of authorities. 

All other residents of Tewantin can return to their properties.

Residents who are returning need to keep up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 7.15am Sunday 10 November, a bushfire continues to burn in the Cooroibah area. 

Crews are continuing to monitor the Tewantin area.

Separate warnings are in place for Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.
An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.
 

UPDATE: 7.10AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 7.10am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 7.10am Sunday 10 November, a fire is burning within containment lines in Cooroibah. 

However, conditions remain unpredictable and residents are advised it is still too dangerous to return to their homes. 

Fire crews continue to monitor the fire.

This fire is contained. However, firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 

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

An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre.
 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 7.05AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Cooriobah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) bushfire as at 7.05am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooriobah, Ringtail Creek and surrounding areas and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 7.05am Sunday 10 November a fire is burning within containment lines in Cooroibah. 

However, conditions remain unpredictable and residents are advised it is still too dangerous to return to their homes. 

Fire crews continue to monitor the fire. 

This fire is contained. However, firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. 

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

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

An evacuation centre is currently open at Noosa Leisure Centre. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at the evacuation centre. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 

UPDATE: 4AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 4am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 4am Sunday 10 November, a bushfire is burning in the Booroobin area. The fire is burning between Maleny Stanley River Road and River Road. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

UPDATE: 1.05AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 1.05am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 1.05am Sunday 10 November a slow-moving fire is burning in Cooroibah. The fire continues to travel in a westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Residents on Noosa North Shore who wish to evacuate should do so in a westerly direction by taking the Noosa River Ferry to Moorindil Street.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Noosa Leisure Centre, Cooroy Library and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at all other evacuation centres. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) and the Nambour Showgrounds are now closed.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 

UPDATE: 1AM

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) as at 1am Sun 10 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cooroibah, Ringtail Creek and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 1am Sunday 10 November, a slow-moving fire is burning in Cooroibah. The fire continues to travel in a westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. 

Residents located on McKinnon Drive between Tronson Road and Louis Brazzo Drive, including Goshawk Lane, Riverpark Drive, Boreen Street, Cootharaba Street, Bundoora Street, Eulama Street, Teewah Street and Mooyour Street, should evacuate in a southerly direction along McKinnon Drive. 

The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Ground crews will continue to work in the area overnight. Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Noosa Leisure Centre, Cooroy Library and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at all other evacuation centres. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) and the Nambour Showgrounds are now closed.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.
 

UPDATE: 3.40pm State of Fire Emergency declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland including Noosa Shire and Gympie Regional areas. 

UPDATE: 2.40pm

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) as at 2.40pm Sat 9 Nov

AND

Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 2.40pm Sat 9 Nov 

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.


Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 2.40pm Saturday 9 November, a large fast moving fire is burning in Cooroibah. The fire is travelling in a westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. 

Residents located on McKinnon Drive between Tronson Road and Louis Brazzo Drive, including Goshawk Lane, Riverpark Drive, Boreen Street, Cootharaba Street, Bundoora Street, Eulama Street, Teewah Street and Mooyour Street, should evacuate in a southerly direction along McKinnon Drive. 

The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Ground crews and aircraft are fighting the fire. Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Noosa Leisure Centre, Cooroy Library and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at all other evacuation centres. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) and the Nambour Showgrounds are now closed.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

NOOSA NORTH SHORE Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 2.40pm Saturday 9 November, a fire continues to burn in Cooroibah. It is expected to impact Noosa North Shore. This fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community. 

Ground crews and aircraft are fighting the fire. 

Separate warnings are in place for residents in Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek as well as the greater Tewantin area. Residents in Cooroibah, Ringtail Creek and Tewantin must follow directions given in those warnings and authorities. 

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Residents on Noosa North Shore should evacuate in a westerly direction by taking the Noosa River Ferry to Moorindil Street.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Noosa Leisure Centre, Cooroy Library and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Large animals are welcome at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals are welcome at all other evacuation centres. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) and the Nambour Showgrounds are now closed.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.


UPDATE: 2.35PM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 2.35pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 2.35pm Saturday 9 November, a bushfire is burning in Booroobin. Residents on Maleny Stanley River Road between Kilcoy Beerwah Road and Burnett Lane are asked to prepare to leave. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
•             Advise family and friends of your plan.
•             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.
•             Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
•             Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
•             Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
•             Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
•             Take action to protect your livestock.
•             Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
•             Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
•             Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
 

UPDATE: 12.30PM

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 12.30pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12.30pm Saturday 9 November, a fire continues to burn in the Cooroibah and Tewantin areas, travelling towards Noosa North Shore. It is expected to impact the Noosa North Shore. This fire is expected to have significant impact on the community. 

Ground crews and aircraft are fighting the fire. 

Separate warnings are in place for residents Cooroibah/Ringtale Creek as well as the greater Tewantin area. Residents in Cooroibah, Ringtale Creek and Tewantin must follow directions given in those warnings and authorities. 

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Residents on Noosa North Shore should evacuate in a westerly direction by taking the Noosa River Ferry to Moorindil Street.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

UPDATE: NOON

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) as at 12pm Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12pm Saturday 9 November, a large fast moving fire is burning in the Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. The fire is travelling in a westerly direction towards McKinnon Drive. 

Residents located on McKinnon Drive between Tronson Road and Louis Brazzo Drive, including Goshawk Lane, Riverpark Drive, Boreen Street, Cootharaba Street, Bundoora Street, Eulama Street, Teewah Street and Mooyour Street, should evacuate in a southerly direction along McKinnon Drive. 

The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity. 
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

 

UPDATE: 11AM

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Booroobin (near Maleny) bushfire as at 11am Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Booroobin and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 11am Saturday 9 November, a bushfire is burning between Maleny Stanley River Road and Scotts Road, moving towards Scotts Road, Vanohr Road and Annie Hehir Road. 

Residents self-evacuating should travel via River Road. 

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 

UPDATE: 10.20AM

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Noosa North Shore bushfire (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 10.05am Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: EMERGENCY WARNING


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. 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. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
Currently as at 10.05am Saturday 9 November, a fire continues to burn in the Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. This fire is expected to have significant impact on the community. 

The progress of the fire has slowed in part due to a period of more favourable weather conditions. However, a forecast wind change later in the morning is expected to cause conditions to deteriorate which may impact Noosa North Shore. Crews remain on the fireground fighting the fire, patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.

Separate warnings are in place for residents north of Cooroy Noosa Road (Cooroibah/Tewantin, formerly Teewah) as well as the greater Tewantin area. 

Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now.
Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Residents on Noosa North Shore should evacuate in a westerly direction by taking the Noosa River Ferry to Moorindil Street.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

UPDATE: PREPARE TO LEAVE: Tewantin (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 10.15am Sat 9 Nov

9th November 2019 10:15 AM

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas and conditions could get worse.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 10.15am Saturday 9 November, a fire continues to burn in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. 

The progress of the fire has slowed in part due to a period of more favourable weather conditions. However, a forecast wind change later in the morning is expected to cause conditions to deteriorate once more. Crews remain on the fireground fighting the fire, patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.

Separate warnings are in place for residents north of Cooroy Noosa Road (Cooroibah/Tewantin, formerly Teewah) and Noosa North Shore. 

Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 

UPDATE: 10.10AM

LEAVE NOW: Cooroibah/Tewantin (formerly Teewah) bushfire as at 10.10am Sat 9 Nov

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah and Tewantin areas and conditions could get worse.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 10.10am Saturday 9 November, a fire continues to burn in the Cooroibah and Tewantin areas. All persons north of Cooroy Noosa Road between McKinnon Drive and Tinbeerwah Road, including Noosa Banks, are asked to leave now if they have not already done so. If you are not in the area, do not return.

The progress of the fire has slowed in part due to a period of more favourable weather conditions. However, a forecast wind change later in the morning is expected to cause conditions to deteriorate once more. Crews remain on the fireground fighting the fire, patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore. Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

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

Residents who have left the area should not return as conditions are too dangerous. Those leaving should travel in a southerly direction towards Noosaville.

Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity. 

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

UPDATE: 6AM

Thousands of Noosa residents spent the night in evacuation centres as firefighters battled an out-of-control blaze at Cooroibah,

  There are currently eight fires burning across Queensland - two are at an emergency level.  

Megan Stifler, the assistant fire commissioner for fire and rescue, said the Jimna and Cooroibah areas remained the most challenging overnight for firefighters.

  "We have a strong northerly wind blowing through that Cooroibah area and mixing with winds off the ocean is making it very volatile," Ms Stifler said last night.  

She said the focus today was shifting north of the state but added that any fires that had started yesterday and overnight were likely to continue for several days.

 A view of the fire from the Noosa River
A view of the fire from the Noosa River

  At the moment the QFES has issued a PREPARE  TO LEAVE warning for Tewantin. 

"Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Cooroibah, travelling towards Tewantin and Noosa North Shore and conditions could get worse.

Residents need to be ready to follow their bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently the fire in Cooroibah is travelling in a southerly direction towards Tewantin. It is likely to impact Tewantin.

The progress of the fire has slowed in part due to a period of more favourable weather conditions. However, a forecast wind change later in the morning is expected to cause conditions to deteriorate once more. Crews remain on the fireground fighting the fire, patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.

Separate warnings are in place for residents north of Cooroy Noosa Road (Cooroibah/Tewantin, formerly Teewah) and Noosa North Shore.

Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and the directions of authorities.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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


Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe 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, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• 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.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

 

 

UPDATE: 4AM

THE Sunshine Coast fire which has forced the evaculation of of Tewantin and  Cooroibah is continuing to travel in a southerly direction towards Tewantin and Noosa North Shore.

Just after 1.15am, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service was reporting that all people north of Cooroy Noosa Road between McKinnon Drive and Tinbeerwah Road, including Noosa Banks, were asked to leave immediately. The fire is impacting this area.

"The progress of the fire has slowed in part due to a period of more favourable weather conditions. However, a forecast wind change later in the morning is expected to cause conditions to deteriorate once more. Crews remain on the fireground fighting the fire, patrolling the area and monitoring the situation,'' the latest advice said.

Separate warnings are in place for the greater Tewantin area as well as Noosa North Shore.

"Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing. The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now."

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost and road conditions may become very dangerous over the next several hours.

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

Residents should travel in a southerly direction towards Noosaville. Evacuation centres have been established at The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Centre at Beckmans Road, Noosaville.

Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. Noosa Library, on Wallace Drive, remains open for aged care evacuees only. Please note, Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road) is now closed and the Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

A kangaroo escapes the flames at Cooroibah this evening.
A kangaroo escapes the flames at Cooroibah this evening. 7 News

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:

• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• Identify a safe spot to shelter in, which would be a place with more than one exit, preferably inside a brick building, away from windows and doors. The safest spot is the place that will keep you furthest away from the intense heat from the fire. As the fire approaches and passes, the safest spot will change, so be ready to move.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:

• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

 

 

UPDATE 9.10PM: The fire threat to Tewantin has intensified as authorities battle flames at Cooroibah.

"A fast-moving fire in Cooroibah is travelling in a southerly direction towards Tewantin," a fire services spokesman said.

"It is likely to impact Tewantin."

Residents in those areas must follow the directions in those warnings and authorities.

Meanwhile, residents on Noosa North Shore have been told to be ready to evacuate in a westerly direction by taking the Noosa River Ferry to Moorindil St.

Evacuation centres have been established at Noosaville Library (Wallace Drive), The J Noosa (Noosa Drive), Girraween Sports Complex (Eenie Creek Road), Nambour Showgrounds and the Christian Outreach Church at Eumundi. Domestic animals are welcome at the Nambour Showgrounds. The Noosa Leisure Centre is now at capacity.
 

UPDATE 7PM: Fire authorities want all people north of Cooroy Noosa Rd between McKinnon Drive and Tinbeerwah Rd to leave immediately as a fire is impacting this area.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said fire was impacting the area.

"There is a bushfire in Cooroibah, approaching Tewantin," the spokesman said.

"Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive."

He said there a fast-moving fire travelling in a southerly direction towards Tewantin.

"Conditions are now very dangerous and firefighters may soon be unable to prevent the fire advancing.

"The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path. Fire crews may not be able to protect your property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door: act now."

UPDATE 6PM: The entire suburb of Tewantin is being evacuated with fire fighters warning the region faced horrendous conditions through the weekend.

"We haven't got a handle on it all," Kim Gray from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Incident Control Centre said.

 "Once the sun goes down, we lose our air operations. It's moved pretty damn quickly and is spotting over Noosa Banks.

 "It's now south of there and travelling in a south easterly direction.

"It's not good at all. It fired itself up around 12.30pm.

 "The fire's jumped roads and the river. There's been too much fuel on the ground.

 "There's a tremendous amount of tonnage.

"We have a horrendous forecast for the weekend. The situation is really bad through to Monday.

"There's a problem with rural properties not properly prepared. We need to get the message out that if you are on acreage you own the risk.

 "We're just flat out. The fire is continuing in a south, south-easterly direction.

"What happens now depends on the weather over night and available fuel.

 "There's very low humidity at the moment and the winds at 30 kmh.

 "It was under control yesterday and then it's kicked again."

Roads are blocked into Tewantin.

UPDATE 5.30PM: Sunshine Coast police are evacuating the entire suburb of Tewantin due to the current bushfire threat.

Residents are urged to leave immediately, there is imminent threat to homes. This is for ALL residents of Tewantin.

UPDATE: 5:20pm: Cooroy Library is expecting Cooroibah fire evacuees to start arriving soon and staff members have purchased extra dog leads and have water bowls at the ready for those bringing pets with them.

"We're all set and ready to go," said one staff member.

She said with little warning prior to the evacuation announcement, residents may not have had time to grab too many items.

"We've just gone out and bought dog leads and have bowls and we're ready," she said.

"We have plenty of room and can fit hundreds (of people) and dogs and cats."

UPDATE 4.20pm

Due to bushfires breaking containment lines this afternoon, evacuations are in place for a large number of residents in Cooroibah.
Residents to the north and east of McKinnon Drive and south of Coolathin Creek in Cooroibah including the below list of streets are advised to evacuate immediately:

Amaroo P,  Lake Cooroibah Road, Exford Court, Murchison Lane, Lakeside Dr, Jirrima Cres, Lancaster Lane, Edington Dr, Adensfield Ct, Devonstone Dr, Craigslea Ct, Woodhaven Way, Dela Ct, Green Gate Road, Lakeway Dr, Lakeside Dr, Sunset Way, Morning Glory Dr, Pines Ave, Cassia Ave, Glenridge Dr, Silverdale Ct, Misty Ln, Ramsey Lane, Coolah Pl, Coralfern Drive, Morning Dew Ct, Illawarra Dr, Silverwood Dr, Bloodwood Pl, Bushranger Ct, Carriage Way, Stockwhip Ct, Coach Ct, Tamarine Ct, Harmony Ct, Yatama Pl, Sealys Road, Cream Box Ct, Turpentine Road, Tronson Road, Goshawk Lne, Riverpark Dr, Eulama St, Bundoora St, Boreen St, Cootharaba St.

Residents of these areas will not be able to access their homes until further notice.

 

EVACUATION CENTRES: Two evacuation centres have been opened: Cooroy Library and Noosa Leisure Centre are open. Horses can be taken to Tewantin Pony Club or Pomona Showgrounds.

 

STREET CLOSURES: McKinnon Drive, Butler Street and Louis Bazzo Drive are now closed. Motorists are advised to AVOID these areas and do not attempt to access these streets (currently traffic congestion in these areas).

 

Evacuation map
Evacuation map

 

UPDATE: 3.05pm  A LARGE blaze burning south west north of Noosa had already reached rural residential properties, Mayor Tony Wellington has confirmed.

Cr Wellington said every home north of Illoura Drive off McKinnon Drive were being evacuated.

 "Fire fighters are throwing everything at it," he said.

"The trouble is there are other spot fires occurring all over the place.

 "This has plenty of momentum."

 Cr Wellington said an expected overnight wind shift to the west may help ease the situation.

 

An exclusion zone encompassing Louie Bazzo Drive south to Kimbah Court, and McKinnon Drive east to Lake Cooroibah Rd, continuing along Noosa River waterway north to Boreen Point, then across to McKinnon Drive at Louis Bazzo Drive has been declared due to bushfires.
An exclusion zone encompassing Louie Bazzo Drive south to Kimbah Court, and McKinnon Drive east to Lake Cooroibah Rd, continuing along Noosa River waterway north to Boreen Point, then across to McKinnon Drive at Louis Bazzo Drive has been declared due to bushfires. Contributed

 The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service has an Incident Control Centre on McKinnon Drive and the council has stood up its Disaster Control Centre.  

Meanwhile police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act due to the fire.

  The exclusion zone encompasses Louie Bazzo Drive south to Kimbah Court, and McKinno Drive east to Lake Cooroibah Road, continuing along Noosa River waterway north to Boreen Point, then across to McKinnon Drive at Louis Bazzo Drive.  

Residents within the exclusion zone are urged to LEAVE NOW, evacuate, and follow the advice of police and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews. Anyone who is unable to evacuate via Cooroibah Road to urged to head to the lake as the safest option.   

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area

 

 

EARLIER:

COOROIBAH residents are being urged to "leave now" as a wild bushfire that started in Teewah this week pushes south.

An evacuation centre has been established at Noosa Leisure Centre in Wallace Park.

"Follow your bushfire survival plan now," Queensland Fire And Emergency Services has warned.

"If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous."

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At 1.30pm, the blaze was moving quickly in a south westerly direction towards Johns Landing Camping Ground and Johns Road, Cooroibah.

The QFES has warned the blaze could have a significant impact on the community.

One firefighter described the smoke as
One firefighter described the smoke as "Hiroshima-like" as the bushfire threatened the Cooroibah community. Photo: Contributed

Residents on Johns Rd should evacuate in a southerly direction towards the netball courts at McKinnon Dr, Tewantin.

"Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property," a spokesman warned.

Kim Gray from the incident control centre at Caloundra Fire Station said the region had been on the highest level of alert since 7am.

 "We're at the mercy of people's behaviour and the weather," he said.

"There's very low humidity and strong winds. We have ground and aerial crews on the scene along with Queensland Parks and Wildlife."

Mr Gray said fire fighters were absolutely exhausted after three days of battling the blaze that started south of the Noosa River on Tuesday, jumped it to threaten Teewah and the lower North Shore.

It then jumped the river back south driven by northerly and north-easterly winds and entered Ringtail Forest.

Water bombing helicopters repeatedly doused the flames through Thursday.

However while they can contain a fire, they can't put them out, with the underside of logs protected from the water able to reignite.

"People need to be really vigilant," Mr Gray said.

"There's a total fire ban and our resources have been spread responding to call outs."

The temperature in Noosa was sitting at 36.1C with north, north-westerlies gusting to 32km/h.

The dew point was just 8.8C and relative humidity sat at 19 per cent at 1.49pm.

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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