Taken by a rural fire fighter on Saturday at old Byfield Rd.
Taken by a rural fire fighter on Saturday at old Byfield Rd.

ROLLING COVERAGE: Watch and Act notice remains

WEDNESDAY 7AM: FIRE crews are monitoring a slow-moving fire burning at Adelaide Park in Livingstone Shire this morning.

As at 6.25am today, crews are monitoring the fire burning between Limestone Creek Road and Browns Lane. This fire has been contained.

Crews have constructed a fire break between Adelaide Park Road and Collins Road overnight and will continue to work in the area throughout the day to strengthen containment lines.

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon. Residents self-evacuating should travel in an easterly direction along Adelaide Park Road towards Yeppoon.

Residents should be aware firefighters may not be able to protect every property. Residents should not expect a firefighter at your door.

As at 6.20am today, a slow-moving and dangerous fire is continuing to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary. The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

The fire in the Mount Lizard area is safely burning within containment lines.

Backburning operations have been completed and crews will remain on scene throughout the day.

WEDNESDAY 6.30AM: EMERGENCY services are bracing for more bushfire havoc at the Capricorn Coast today.

Meteorologist Dean Narramore from the Bureau of Meteorology said hot and dry winds from the north/northeast will strengthen and blow across the fire front.

And if that's not enough, the BOM is also expecting dry thunderstorms, yielding little to no rain, to begin this afternoon in areas west/south-west of Rockhampton.

Mr Narramore said the storms would bring potential lightning strikes but no rain, adding to Central Queensland's fire risk.

READ MORE HERE: Capricorn Coast braces for more fire fury

TUESDAY 6.15PM: The Watch and Act notice for Adelaide Park remains in place as of 6pm.

More to follow.

 

4:10PM: The Watch and Actnotice for Adelaide Park (part of the Cobraball/Bungundarra fire) is continuing as of 3.55pm today.

As of 3.55pm, a slow-moving fire is travelling in an easterly direction between Limestone Creek Rd and Adelaide Park Rd.

Crews have constructed firebreaks between Vaughans Rd and Limestone Creek Rd.

Fire crews are monitoring containment lines and spot fires.

Firefighting aircraft have been operating in the area throughout the day, supporting ground crews.

Firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

An evacuation area is located at the basketball courts at Cordingley St, Yeppoon.

Residents self-evacuating should travel in an easterly direction along Adelaide Park Rd towards Yeppoon.

1pm: It is believed the total number of homes lost to the Cap Coast fires has risen to 17 according to Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig.

The total consists of 11 houses and 6 "livible structures".

Conditions have remained unchanged on awatch and act level but fireys hold concerns for tomorrow.

Two fires fronts continue to burn between Limestone Creek Road and Adelaide Park Road, and on Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road.

Dry hot wind is expected this afternoon and will intensify overnight, into tomorrow.

Queensland Rural Fire Service Rockhampton Area Director, Wayne Kapernick said the conditions had the potential to carry embers outside the established containment lines.

Mayor Bill Ludwig also urged site-seers to remain away from the fire areas, even as roads reopen.

A temporary airfield has been established at Hedlow Creek to assist water bombing aircraft.

130 personnel continue to attend the fires.

The BOM is also expecting dry thunderstorms, yielding little to no rain, to begin tomorrow afternoon in areas west/southwest of Rockhampton.

Meteorologist Dean Narramore said the storms will have potential lightning strikes while bringing no rain, adding to Central Queensland's fire risk.

Evactauion centres remain open.

 

The latest information on road re-openings will be updated on Council's Disaster Dashboard and Facebook Page.

There will be an opportunity for all affected and interested community members to attend a Community Update tonight (Tuesday 12 November 2019) at The Yeppoon Town Hall at 6.30pm.

For road closure updates visit the online Disaster Dashboard at (http://disaster.livingstone.qld.gov.au/) or through Council's official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/livingstoneshirecouncil/).

 

 

6.30AM: As the Cap Coast fires burn into a fourth day, the intensity remains furious while authorities again urge nearby residents to "prepare to leave".

A QFES spokesman said back burning and containment lines were established around the Browns Lane area with the assistance of land owners, who worked through the night to protect the area.

This morning, the fronts burning in both the Adelaide Park, and the Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary areas are at watch and act level.

Queensland fire and Emergency Services advise the slow-moving fire is travelling in an easterly direction between Limestone Creek Road and Adelaide Park Road.

Crews have constructed firebreaks between Vaughans Road and Limestone Creek Road.

The evacuation centre at Cordingley Street, Yeppoon remains open.

Residents self-evacuating are being told to travel east along Adelaide Park Road towards Yeppoon.

As for the front of the Cobraball/Bungundarra/Maryvale/Lake Mary fire, QFES warns a slow-moving but dangerous fire continues to travel from Cobraball towards Bungundarra, Maryvale and Lake Mary.

The fire is burning on Mount Lizard, east of Evans Road, south of Mapes Road, south of Ingrey Road, east of Serpentine Road and north of Cobraball Road.

The fire is expected to have a significant impact on the community.

So far 11 homes have been lost to the flames since it started on Saturday.

 

For our previous days' coverage, Read more HERE.

More to come.



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