High alert for Mt Archer blaze

A BUSHFIRE in the Mount Archer National Park has authorities on high alert.

For the second consecutive day Rockhampton residents in the Norman Gardens, Frenchville, Mount Archer, Lakes Creek, Nerimbera and Cawarral areas are being urged to enact their bushfire plans due to the large bushfire which was located south of the Mount Archer range, along the Nerimbera Quarry Road.

This fire has been burning for several days and is currently being driven by north to north-westerly winds, but forecast weather changes are expected to significantly increase the fire front.

The fire has the potential to encroach on the western face of Mount Archer over the next two to three days.

Firefighters are working to protect individual homes, however residents are reminded that a firefighter cannot be guaranteed to respond to every home affected and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents need to action their bushfire plan now with the fire anticipated to impact both the eastern and western sides of the Mount Archer range.

Residents are advised to be prepared to leave early for a safer place if necessary.

Regular updated information will be provided on the QFRS Rural Operations website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or at www.fire.qld.gov.au.



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