SMOKE HAZE: Smoke settles over Warwick as bushfires rage nearby.
SMOKE HAZE: Smoke settles over Warwick as bushfires rage nearby. Tessa Flemming

REMAIN ALERT: Clumber residents advised to watch and act

UPDATE 8.30AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises residents to remain alert for changing conditions to the current bushfire in Clumber and Moogerah.

At 7.20am, a fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Wilson Road. The fire is no longer impacting properties along Wilson Road, however, QFES advises that this could change quickly, and those who haven't already left, should be prepared to leave. 

Fire crews are working with a water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. 

EARLIER: QUEENSLAND  Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Clumber and Moogerah and residents should leave now. 


Currently as at 4pm, fast moving fire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Wilson Road. It is currently impacting areas around Wilson Road.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.


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.


Fire crews and waterbombing aircraft 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 self-evacuating from Wilson Road and Spicers Gap Road, Clumber, should make their way towards Aratula via Lake Moogerah Road and the Cunningham Highway.

Residents along Wild Cattle Creek Road and Croftby Road should make their way towards Mount Alford via Lake Moogerah Road.

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

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 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.
•             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.
•             If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

Keep up to date byfollowing QFES on Facebook and Twitter and following Warwick Daily News for updates. 

EARLIER: BUSHFIRES over Queensland and the NSW border have continued to burn overnight, with a large fire over the Main Range set to affect Southern Downs residents today.

While Warwick is expected to see highs of 27C and strong wind gusts up to 29 km/h, its fire danger rating has been downgraded from yesterday's 'extreme' to 'very high'.

However, a Clumber and Moogerah fire, which began on Thursday, has now been upgraded to 'prepare to leave'

As of 8.50am, a large fire is burning between Wilson Rd and Spicers Gap Rd, and Croftby Rd and Wild Cattle Creek Rd.

QFES advices the fire could have a significant impact on the community.

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.

Residents self-evacuating from Wilson Rd and Spicers Gap Rd should make their way towards Aratula via Lake Moogerah Road and the Cunningham Highway.

Residents along Wild Cattle Creek Rd and Croftby Road should make their way towards Mount Alford via Lake Moogerah Rd.

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.



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