BUSHFIRE: Haze envelops the southern side of Curtis Island, with an active fire to the north.
BUSHFIRE: Haze envelops the southern side of Curtis Island, with an active fire to the north. Mark Zita

FIRE UPDATES: Curtis Island bushfire warning downgraded

3.00PM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have changed the previous alert from 'watch and act' to 'advice'.

Residents are now advised to 'stay informed' rather than 'prepare to leave'.

At 2.50pm, a large fire is located on the northern end of Curtis Island in the Spadely Settlement area, north of Narrows Monte Christo Road.    "Properties in the area south of Ramsay Crossing and Marine Plane are NOT under direct threat at this time," the update said.

For the Captain Creek area, QFES advises residents to 'prepare to leave' with residents asked to 'watch and act'.

At 2.50pm, it is burning in a south-easterly direction towards Davies Road, Oyster Creek Dam Road, Creevey Drive and Murphy Road, to the north of Baldaw Road.

In Oyster Creek, QFES asks residents to stay informed with the bushfire warning level at advice.

At 3.00pm, this fire is contained within the containment lines.

12.00PM: QFES has also advised that residents on Curtis Island must 'prepare to leave'

The bushfire warning level is at 'watch and act'.

An Air Tractor fire bomber flying back from Curtis Island.
An Air Tractor fire bomber flying back from Curtis Island. Mark Zita

At 11.55am, an unpredictable fire is travelling from Reserve Esplanade in a northerly direction towards the coastline.

"The fire is likely to impact this area," the update said.

"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."  

EARLIER: THE QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have advised a bushfire in Lowmead could get worse. 

As of 10.45am, it is burning within the boundaries of Mackellor Road and Clarke Road.

They advise however conditions could change quickly and increased fire danger ratings are forecast today.

Multiple fire crews are on scene backburning on the northern and western control lines.

This is a breaking news event, more details to follow.


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