BUSHFIRE BATTLE: Multiple fire crews have converged on streets in the Frenchville where a bushfire is threatening the area.
BUSHFIRE BATTLE: Multiple fire crews have converged on streets in the Frenchville where a bushfire is threatening the area. Allan Reinikka

ROLLING COVERAGE: Firefighters continue to monitor bushfires

SUNDAY, 12.45PM: FIREFIGHTERS continue to monitor two major bushfires.

As of 10.25am today, the bushfire at Mount Archer National Park continued to burn within containment lines and remained at an advice warning level.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews remained on scene to monitor the fire. 

People in the area continued to be affected by smoke.

Properties were not under direct threat.

As of 10.20am today, the bushfire at Bungundarra Rd and Mount Rae Rd, Bungundarra, also continued to burn within containment lines and remained at an advice warning level.

Firefighters remained on scene to monitor the blaze. 

People in the area continued to be affected by smoke.

Properties were not under direct threat.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

SATURDAY, 12.45PM: FIREFIGHTERS will continue to monitor two major bushfires that have been threatening CQ residents for over the past week.

As of 11.15am, the bushfire at Mount Archer National Park continued to burn within containment lines and remains at an advice warning level.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will remain on scene throughout the day to monitor the fire. 

People in the area will continue to be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

As of 11.10am, the bushfire at Bungundarra Rd and Mount Rae Rd, Bungundarra, also continued to burn within containment lines and remains at an advice warning level.

Firefighters will remain on scene throughout today, monitoring the blaze. Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

FRIDAY 6pm: BUSHFIRES in Mount Archer and Bungundarra continue to burn in containment lines as these areas maintain an advice warning level. 

At 12.10pm today, a bushfire was burning in containment lines within the Mount Archer National Park.

Later, there was one vehicle on scene about 5.20pm. 

Meanwhile, a bushfire at Bungundarra remains in containment lines near Bungundarra Rd and Mount Rae Rd with one vehicle on scene. 

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. 

FRIDAY 1.25pm: A BUSHFIRE burning in the Mount Archer area remains to be monitored by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) along with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

An advice warning level has been maintained for the fire as it remains in containment lines today. 

Nearby residents will be exposed to smoke in the air. 

Call Triple Zero (000) if you need medical assistance. 

Friday 6am:  Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has imposed a local fire ban for Central region residents for the next week.

The local fire ban will be in place from  today and is expected to remain in place to September 20 for all residents in the Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Banana, Gladstone, Livingstone and Rockhampton local government areas areas.

QFES says conditions are perfect for bushfires to ignite and spread quickly.

Under a local fire ban all open fires are prohibited and all Permits to Light Fire which have been issued in the designated areas have been cancelled.

Power tools may be used during a local fire ban however QFES encourages people to use these with extreme care and ensure adequate equipment is available to extinguish any fire which may start.

This may include having a person available to watch out for any ignitions that occur.

Information on fire bans and the exemptions that can apply can be found on the RFS website, www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au. 

THURSDAY, 5pm: MT Archer, Bungundarra and Byfield fires remain on Advice level this evening. 

Mt Archer continues to burn towards Frenchville but remains in the containment lines. 

Friday will see another day with a 'very high' fire danger rating but the rating is forecast to be downgraded to 'high' over the weekend. 

Winds are also expected to decrease Friday afternoon and remain low over the weekend before picking up to 20kph early next week. 

Smoke warning remain in place for all three fires and the public are encouraged take action against smoke.  

The Central Queensland Public Health Unit has issued advice regarding the bushfire smoke creating difficulties for residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions.

For people with respiratory issues who live near a bushfire, it's recommended to stay indoors with windows and doors closed, follow any medical plan provided by their doctor such as an asthma management plan, and avoid vigorous exercise.

THURSDAY, 11.15AM: THREE bushfires burning in the Rockhampton region remain at advice level.

At 10.20am, the bushfire at Mount Archer was reported to be burning within containment lines in the Mount Archer National Park.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews remain on scene, with waterbombing operations to continue throughout the day. 

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.

At 9.55am, a bushfire was reported to be burning between Vesty St and Hartington St, Lakes Creek.

The fire was travelling in a south-easterly and north-westerly direction towards Montgomerie St, Dorly St and Reids Ln, Lakes Creek.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

At 9.50am, it was reported the bushfire was still burning near Bungundarra Road and Mount Rae Road, Bungundarra.

Firefighters will remain on scene throughout today monitoring the blaze.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

THURSDAY, 9.45AM: FIREFIGHTERS are responding to Bray Gray Pl, Frenchville, after reports of an uncontrolled fire.

Fire crews have just arrived on the scene, however, have reported they do not require further assistance. Properties do not appear to be under direct threat.

After driving along Montgomerie St, Lakes Creek, firefighters reported there were no threats and returned to base.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

THURSDAY, 9.30AM: THE MOUNT Archer bushfire has kicked back up once again and is threatening homes.

Reports indicate structures are under threat on Montgomerie St, Lakes Creek.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

THURSDAY, 9.15AM: FIREFIGHTERS were put to the test yesterday, when the Mount Archer bushfire swung down from the hills and threatened properties in North Rockhampton.

The Mount Archer bushfire remains at advice level, with crews already on scene backburning.

Firefighters started backburning in the "Woodland Sector" at about 7.45am.

A helicopter has been deployed to wet down alongside containment lines.

An arborist has also been called to check trees along Frenchville Rd and Pilbeam Dr where burning occurred overnight.

The bushfire burning near Bungundarra Rd and Mount Rae Rd, Bungundarra, also remains at advice level.

Firefighters have been on scene since 5am this morning backburning.

A helicopter may also be deployed to wet down containment lines, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WEDNESDAY, 4.15PM: THE warning level for the two major bushfires burning in the Rockhampton region at Mount Archer National Park and Bungundarra (north of Yeppoon), remains in a holding pattern.

Both bushfires sit at the 'advice' warning level with residents urged to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes. 

The fires are contained and properties are not under direct threat at this time. 

People in the areas of the fires will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.   If anything changes, another alert will be issued by QFES. 

WEDNESDAY, 2.30PM: THE warning level for the Mount Archer fire threatening the Frenchville and Koongal area has been reduced.

At 2.15pm, the warning level was set to the 'advice' level with residents advised to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the circumstances changed. 

The bushfire is burning within the Mount Archer National Park, travelling in a northerly direction.

A flare up at the end of Bloxsom St, Koongal has been brought under control with a a QFES control point has been established at the bottom of the street. 

Queensland Police confirmed they had blocked off Bloxsom and Goldston Streets. 

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) if you believe you or your property were under threat. 

WEDNESDAY, 2.15PM: MOUNT Archer State School has confirmed that they will be remaining open unless instructed to do otherwise by authorities. 

The playgrounds have been closed due to smoke and students will remain inside their classrooms.

They are monitoring the situation and will advise parents should the situation change.

The office staff are fielding a significant number of calls from the school community currently and they ask for patience if calling the school.

The school administration is available through Facebook messenger as well.

WEDNESDAY, 1.30PM: THE fire threat has escalated in the Frenchville area regarding the Mount Archer bushfire with residents in some streets being told to prepare to leave. 

Bushfire warning level is now a 'watch and act'.

At 1.15pm, a bushfire was travelling from the Mount Archer National Park towards Murlay Avenue, Bloxsom Street, Saunders Street, Thirkettle Avenue and adjoining areas. 

The fire is likely to impact houses in Murlay Avenue, Bloxsom Street, Saunders Street, Thirkettle Avenue and adjoining areas.

There were 19 crews operating in the area, including two waterbombing aircraft, defending vulnerable properties and conducting back burning. 

A total of 40 firefighters are involved in the defensive effort. 

You need to be ready to follow your 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.

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.

Waterbombing efforts are intensifying as flames were spotted behind some houses.  

WEDNESDAY, 10AM: SMOKE has once again shrouded Rockhampton and parts of the Capricorn Coast as fire crews endeavour to get the upper hand against two major bushfires. 

As of 9.30am, the Mount Archer fire sat at the 'advice' warning level with residents urged to stay informed about the fire burning in the national park on the mountain range in the vicinity of Pilbeam Drive.  

14 QFES crews and one Queensland Parks and Wildlife crew are in the area monitoring the fire which is contained.  

At 9.45am they commenced further backburning with the support of two water-bombing helicopters. 

Overnight, the fire travelled slowly through the Pilbeam sector with a number of fire crews keeping tabs on the fire. 

The decision was made not to back burn in the Rockonia Rd sector. 

An arborist was brought in at 8am to inspect the trees along Pilbeam Drive to ensure they weren't a threat to motorists. 

Pilbeam Drive is open, however smoke can decrease visibility on the road so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions as firefighters will continue working alongside the road.

The bushfire continues to burn through the Mount Archer National Park.
The bushfire continues to burn through the Mount Archer National Park.

On the Capricorn Coast, the Bungundarra (north of Yeppoon) bushfire remains at the 'advice' warning level with residents urged to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes. 

At 9.45am today, a bushfire was burning near Bungundarra Road and Mount Rae Road, Bungundarra.

Water-bombing aircraft and fire crews will continue to work to contain the fire.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

QFES said seven fire crews are on the scene with one heavy earth moving machine creating an eastern side fire break. 

They have requested for another heavy machine to support their efforts. 

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Smoke is expected to impact the Rockhampton and North Yeppoon area over the coming days, so residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory medications close by.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

The Central Queensland Public Health Unit has issued advice regarding the bushfire smoke creating difficulties for residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions.

For people with respiratory issues who live near a bushfire, it's recommended to stay indoors with windows and doors closed, follow any medical plan provided by their doctor such as an asthma management plan, and avoid vigorous exercise.


If anyone is experiencing any adverse reactions to the dust or smoke, such as shortness of breath, prolonged coughing or wheezing, seek medical advice.


People in affected communities can take the following precautions:


• Air-conditioned environments can provide protection. If you have an air-conditioner at home, turn it on and, if applicable, use them in a recirculate mode.


• Avoid outdoor activity. If you must go outside spend as little time outside as possible.


• Avoid vigorous exercise outside, especially if you have asthma, diabetes, heart disease or a breathing related condition.


• If you are an asthmatic or have a respiratory condition and you develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, or chest pain, follow your prescribed treatment plan. Continue to use your usual medication. Seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.

• Smoke may reduce visibility. Extra caution should be taken when driving.


• If your car is air-conditioned, reduce the amount of smoke entering your car by switching the air intake to recirculate.


• Be careful when cleaning away the film of dust and ash in homes afterwards - use water to wipe it away, because sweeping and dusting will just stir it up again.

QFES has issued a reminder to aircraft and drone operators to keep clear of bushfires following reports of a number of breaches in recent days.

Aircraft are not permitted to operate within three nautical miles of any bushfire incident.

This includes commercial operators.

Any facilitation of flights must be coordinated with the QFES State Air Desk.

If you have any questions, or requests, please email the QFES State Air Desk on qfes.stateairdesk@qfes.qld.gov.au.

TUESDAY, 6.00PM: QFES has downgraded the alert level to Advice for a fire burning at Bungundarra, north of Yeppoon. 

QFES said people in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Ground crews and aircraft are working to contain the fire.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

Byfield and Mt Archer fires also remain on Advice level 

TUESDAY, 4.40PM: THE bushfire warning level for the Bungundarra has been elevated to a watch and act level.

At 4.15pm, a fast-moving bushfire was travelling in a southerly direction towards Mount Rae Road, Bungundarra.

The fire is likely to impact Mount Rae Road.

Residents who wish to evacuate should travel along Mount Rae Road and head in a southerly direction towards Yeppoon.

You need to be ready to follow your 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.

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.

TUESDAY, 4PM: FIRE crews are tackling another blaze this afternoon, this time on the Capricorn Coast. 

The fire is located at Bungundarra Rd, Bungundarra - north of Yeppoon.

The warning level is currently at the 'advice' level with residents warned to stay informed and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes. 

As of 3:55pm, a bushfire is burning near Bungundarra Road, travelling in a south easterly direction.

There are currently seven fire crews at the scene with another three on their way. 

TUESDAY, 3.40PM: ROCKHAMPTON residents are being warned to prepare for worsening smoky conditions later this afternoon after an expected change in wind direction from the fire burning at Mount Archer National Park. 

Addressing a press conference this morning, QFES Chief Superintendent Stephen Smith said the fire had burnt 250HA of Mount Archer National Park and private land.

"We've got a fairly strong containment line all the way around this fire and the fire is still burning within the parkland and will continue to do so for a number of days yet," Sup Smith said.

"It's fairly inaccessible and hard to get at and there's a lot of varying vegetation in there.

"In the heat of the day, the fire will increase and will die down again at night time."

Late this afternoon, he expected the smoke to build up before an easterly wind change swings the plume towards the city.

"With the easterly wind change, the smoke will move across Rockhampton and there will be quite a lot of smoke in the area," he said.

"High humidity will see that smoke drop to the ground and just stay around the city until the wind picks up during the day and takes that away.

"It will pose health problems for those with respiratory issues."

QFES Chief Superintendent Stephen Smith warned that a wind change will lead to smokey conditions in Rockhampton tomorrow.
QFES Chief Superintendent Stephen Smith warned that a wind change will lead to smokey conditions in Rockhampton tomorrow.

QPS Acting Superintendent for the Central Queensland region David Pheff called on the public to heed the messages being conveyed by police and fire services.

"Sadly sightseeing is probably one of the biggest problems we have as police. All it does is congest the area, creates more work and a great potential for traffic accidents and people being hurt," Act Sup Pheff said.

"If we're asking you to leave, it's for a good reason. You really need to consider your personal safety and act on that information.  

"The smallest little spark can create catastrophic outcomes so clearly think about what you're doing, listen to the advice of the fire service and make sure that anything to do with a flame doesn't happen. We will have a zero tolerance."

Bushfires scarred the terrain around this Rockonia Rd property but fortunately the structure remains standing.
Bushfires scarred the terrain around this Rockonia Rd property but fortunately the structure remains standing.

TUESDAY, 2.50PM: WORKING with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, QFES continues to battle the fire burning in the Koongal and Mount Archer National Park area. 

At 2.50pm, 10 fire crews and a waterbombing aircraft were in action tackling the fire which was now travelling down the eastern side of the mountain range. 

Depending upon conditions, a decision will be made whether to conduct backburning later in the afternoon.

Traffic management will continue to be in place on Pilbeam Drive while oversized vehicles access the road for the next several hours. 

Smoke is expected to impact the Rockhampton area over the coming days, so residents should close windows and doors and keep their respiratory medications close by.  

Smoke can decrease visibility on the road so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.    Properties are not under direct threat at this time.  

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.  

The Queensland Police Service has established a task force to prevent, disrupt and investigate suspicious fires across Queensland.

Taskforce Overcross incorporates investigative, intelligence and other specialist resources as required.
Commissioner Katarina Carroll said as part of the task force, the QPS State Crime Command would coordinate all investigations into suspicious fires around the state.

"Taskforce Overcross will be proactive in working to prevent deliberately or recklessly lit fires. Some of the fires could be down to carelessness or a misunderstanding of conditions," Commissioner Carroll said. 

"However, it appears other fires have been deliberately lit with the intention of causing damage or worse.

"Arson is a very serious offence that can lead to life imprisonment and police will be relentless in investigating any suspicious fires.

"The community is asked to work with authorities to prevent fires. In these dangerous conditions please do not use equipment which could risk sparking a fire.

"Anyone who either inadvertently or deliberately starts a fire is putting life and property at significant risk." 

TUESDAY, 12.40PM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have provided an update on the bushfire in the Mount Archer area. 

It currently sits at the 'advice' level with residents warned to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 12.25pm, Tuesday 10 September, a vegetation fire is burning within containment lines in the vicinity of Vesty Street, Dorly Street and Montgomerie Street.  

QFES, Queensland Parks Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews and waterbombing aircraft continue working to contain the fire.   

A message addressed parents and carers of Lakes Creek State School was posted onto social media at 8.50am.

"We are constantly in contact with Emergency Services which includes the SES and Rural Fire Services," the message said.  

"Currently the biggest concern is the smoke that is impacting the school and the wider Rockhampton area. If your child suffers from respiratory conditions please make the best decisions in regards to their health.  

"Below is the link to the QLD Rural Fire Service website where you can keep an eye on the situation.   

"If evacuation does need to occur the school will intiate the Emergency Response Plan for Bushfires with students evacuated to the church car park and parents contacted and informed through group text message, Classroom Dojo App, Facebook, Flash Email and phone calls.  

"Emergency Services assure me the situation is currently safe and if concerns arise they will contact the school straight away."  

TUESDAY, 11.45AM: SMOKE continues to blanket parts of Rockhampton as fire crews battle the blaze burning in the Koongal and Mount Archer area. 

QFES Chief Superintendent Steven Smith warned that a predicted easterly wind shift would create smokey conditions around Rockhampton tomorrow. 

Presently, a gusty wind is blowing, fanning the fire. 

The temperature remains mild but Mr Smith feared the fire risk will increase if temperatures increase. 

Nine crews are currently tackling the fire burning on the flats and foothills at the back of Koongal.

It is burning up and over ridge behind Rockonia Rd and in the Mount Archer National Park area. 

Helicopter waterbombers have been spotted attacking the fire burning on the ridge and a fire-mapping aircraft continues to circle over the bushfire.

An amazing photograph was captured of a property at the end of Rockonia Rd which had vegetation burnt around the property but fire crews had ensured the structure had been spared. 

 

One resident of Rockonia Rd was observing the fire with her son.   

She said residents were door knocked yesterday, given flyers informing them of back burning but have not heard from emergency services since.   

She was worried the strong gusts and wind direction was going to push flames back downhill towards her property. 

She said the flames in the evening made it obvious just how bad the fire was.   

The lady and her son were returning home to prepare to leave despite not being told to do so by emergency services.     

Another Rockonia Rd resident said the way the flames were climbing the hill reminded her a lot of the 2009 bushfire.

She was glad that there were more fire crews in the area to tackle the bushfire this time around. 

This morning a fire crew was called back to a fire burning at Svendsen Rd, Zilzie where some logs were still smouldering from a fire. 

It was dampened down and the fire crew left the scene at 10am. 

A fire also continues to burn the Byfield area but QFES says it is still burning within containment lines and they will continue to monitor it. 

TUESDAY, 8.30AM:

NORTH Rockhampton residents woke up to streets shrouded in a veil of thick smoke this morning.

While the bushfire continues to burn at Mount Archer, Department of Education Queensland advise schools in Rockhampton remain open.

To keep up to date on Queensland school closures, go to closures.det.qld.gov.au.

TUESDAY update, 6am. 

 

Mt Archer, Lakes Creek, Nerimbera.

The bushfire warning level remains at ADVICE for the fire that started burning  on  Sunday afternoon at Lakes Creek in North Rockhampton. (You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises the fire continues to  burn in Mount Archer.

At 5am  the fire was burning in the vicinity of Vesty Street, Dorly Street and Montgomerie Street.

QFES, Queensland Parks Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire.

Smoke is expected to impact the Rockhampton area over the coming days, so residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by. Smoke can decrease visibility on the road so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
 

Coowonga (east of Rockhampton) 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to monitor a bushfire burning north of Coowoonga Road between Ranglewood Road and Hoys Road, Coowonga.

This fire is burning within containment lines. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area in the coming days.

There is no threat to property at this time, but residents may be affected by smoke. Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep their medication close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Byfield

At 5pm Monday Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advised the bushfire was still burning in Byfield.
The advice level means residents  need to keep up to date and decide what actions to  take if the situation changes.
Currently the fire is contained. Conditions have eased, however QFES crews remain on scene.

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.
 

MONDAY, 5pm: FIREFIGHTERS have been working around the clock to maintain several bushfires burning around Central Queensland.

The following information was the latest as of 5pm.

Nerimbera, Lakes Creek

The Mount Archer bushfire remains at advice warning level. Smoke is expected to affect the Rockhampton area over the coming days.

At 4.45pm the fire continued to burn in the vicinity of Vesty St, Dorly St and Montgomerie St.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Parks Wildlife Service crews and waterbombing aircraft worked throughout the day to contain the fire.

Residents are urged to close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the road so motorists should drive with caution.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

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

Rockhampton City, 113 Kent St.

A vegetation fire was reported at 10.39am.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should use caution.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Byfield

The Byfield bushfire remains at advice warning level.

The fire was contained at 10.20am Saturday. Conditions have eased, but Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews remained on Sunday, including waterbombing aircraft.

Residents will be affected by smoke. Properties were not under direct threat.

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

MONDAY, 2.45: Smoke from the Mt Archer bushfire is expected to impact the Rockhampton area over the coming days.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise that residents should close windows and doors and keep respiratory medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the road so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Mount Archer, near Rockhampton.

The warning status for residents in the vicinity is advice. (You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.)

Currently as at 2.35pm, Monday the vegetation fire was burning in the vicinity of Vesty Street, Dorly Street and Montgomerie Street.

QFES, Queensland Parks Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews and waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

MONDAY, 2PM: BUSHFIRES continue to burn in Byfield and Nerimbera, with residents to remain on standby in the case of an emergency.

The bushfire warning level for both fires is listed as advice, meaning there is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.

 

At 12.25pm, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services reported a vegetation fire was still burning at Mount Archer in the vicinity of Vesty St, Dorly St and Montgomerie St.

QFES, Queensland Parks Wildlife Service crews, and a waterbombing aircraft are working to contain the fire.

Nothing has changed with the bushfire in byfield, with crews remaining on scene.

 

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.

More to come.

 

MONDAY, 9AM: FIREFIGHTERS have been working around the clock to maintain several bushfires burning around Central Queensland.

A vegetation fire has been burning on Mount Archer since 1.51pm yesterday.

As of 4.45pm Sunday, a vegetation fire was burning in the vicinity of Vesty Street, Dorly Street and Montgomerie Street in the Lakes Creek area.

Waterbombers were called in to contain the blaze and a strong police presence.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have the bushfire warning level listed as advice at this stage, meaning there is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.

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.

Byfield has also suffered at the hands of a bushfire.

However, as of 10.20am Saturday, firefighters were able to contain the blaze.

QFES have the bushfire warning level listed as advice at this stage, meaning there is no immediate threat but you need to stay informed in case the situation changes.

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.

QFES advise crews are no longer required on scene at the bushfire burning north of Coowoonga Road between Ranglewood Road and Hoys Road, Coowonga, or the bushfire burning at Farnborough Road and Woodwind Valley Road, Farnborough.

More to come.



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