At the moment there was some scary moments for the Tablelands, with bushfires raging. We spoke with Kris Barnes this morning from the Queensland Firies to get the lastest:
At time of publication here is the lastest notification remember you can stay up to date at: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map
Herberton (formerly Walsh River) - bushfire as at 11am Tues 2 Oct
The previous bushfire warning has changed.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at a bushfire burning north of the Herberton township. This fire is posing no threat to property at this time. Crews will remain on scene today monitoring the situation. Smoke may affect the area, including the Herberton township. Residents should close windows and doors and keep their medication close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition. People should call Triple Zero (000) immediately if they believe their property is under threat.
STAY INFORMED: Herberton (formerly Walsh River) bushfire as at 1.15pm Mon 1 Oct
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Herberton.
The situation has eased but you need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
Currently as at 1.15pm on Monday 1 October, a bushfire is travelling in a southerly direction towards the caravan park on Holdcroft Drive, near Atherton Herberton Road.
Crews are working to construct firebreaks behind the caravan park. People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (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.
KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) 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
• 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
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.