Emily Powell had a few small fires in one of her paddocks at her Kabra property. It came very close to the house. The bore has been ruined as a result but the house is safe.
Emily Powell had a few small fires in one of her paddocks at her Kabra property. It came very close to the house. The bore has been ruined as a result but the house is safe. Emily Powell

KABRA/STANWELL: Fire downgraded to an advice level

WHAT WE KNOW

  • Kabra residents have been downgraded to an advice level but conditions could worsen. 

6PM: The fire at Kabra has downgraded to an advice level. 

Residents are being advised to keep up to date and what what actions you will take if the situation changes.

As of 5.30pm, the bushfire is slowly travelling in a north-easterly direction between Malch Nine Mile Rd and Pipleline Rd, Kabra.

3.45PM: A KABRA resident says the fire has calmed down compared to yesterday.

Emily Powell had the fire come up to paddocks at the front of her house last night.

She is now on the ground managing spot fires and says the smokes from the hills has calmed down and the worst of the fire was yesterday. 

"The paddocks in front and behind our home have been burned, thankfully our home has been spared," she said. 

"Without the work of the emergency services and the Rural Fire Brigade I have no doubt it wouldn't have been such a positive outcome for us. 

"It is the same scenario for most of the homes in our street, with burn lines within metres of their homes."

3PM: RESIDENTS in Stanwell and Kabra are being told to PREPARE TO LEAVE as multiple bushfires continue to burn across the area.

The bushfire warning level for the fire burning near Josefski Rd is WATCH AND ACT and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are urging residents to leave before they are unable to.

Another fire is burning at Hopper Rd but there are currently no warnings for this fire.

2.15PM: VISIBILITY is low on Capricorn Highway around Kabra as the fire is spreading.

Many houses are without power and Ergon Energy are assuring their customers they have crews on the ground trying to fix the issues.

26 homes are affected in The Caves area around The Caves, Charlton Rd, Rossmoya Rd, Pershouse Rd and Wattlebank.

89 homes around Kabra are also affected in the areas of Cecil St, Somerset Rd, Capricorn Hwy, Moonmera St, Nerkool St, Kabra Scrubby Creek Rd, Bunerba St, Morgan St, Williams Rd, Wigginton Rd, Wiseman St and Windah St.

The power is estimated to be back on by 7pm Friday. The faults line for Ergon Energy is 13 22 96.

Queensland Ambulance Services have treated 12 patients for heat-related incidents. There has been a total of 23 patients since since last Thursday.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is also in town visiting properties in Kabra and Mount Larcom.

2PM: MULTIPLE houses are under threat at Meteor Park road, Kabra.

A water bomber is being requested for assistance.

14 crews are scene now.

A leave now alert for was issued at 1pm for Stanwell and Kabra residents as a large fast-moving fire is travelling in a northerly direction.

The fire is likely to impact Lion Mountain rd, Bond rd and surrounding streets in the coming hour.



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