UPDATE: 6.30pm: 

THE FIRE threat to Ballandean residents has been downgraded to an advice level warning. 

Sixteen fire crews from the urban and rural fire brigades remain at the scene on Lynams rd with hopes to have the fire fully contained within the next two hours. 

Fire fighters will continue to monitor the fire during the night and throughout the day tomorrow. 

 

UPDATE 5.30pm:

RESIDENTS of Ballandean are being urged to Watch and Act while a strong fire is burning on Lynams rd with the possibility of getting worse. 

Sixteen fire crews remain on scene in Ballandean where a fire broke out around 12.30pm. 

Four households have already been relocated and Queensland Police Services have spoken to owners of properties at risk. 

Households on Lynams Rd, Sundown Rd, Bents Rd, Zambelli rd and Puglisi Ln are advised to have a bushfire plan in action be ready to relocate.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area. 

Fire fighters at the scene suspect they will be working into the night. 

 

Earlier:

FOUR Ballandean households have had to relocate after a fire broke out on Lynams rd around 12.30pm. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the fire is currently headed easterly towards Ballandean.  Residents on Bents Rd and Zambelli rd are advised to relocate from their houses.

 

QFES has asked residents 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.

Ten fire crews are currently at the scene working to contain the fire. 

There is currently no known cause of the fire and the full size is unknown. 

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