Queensland Fire and Rescue Services fire fighters from the Ripley Station were on hand to control a small grass fire at Yamanto. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Queensland Fire and Rescue Services fire fighters from the Ripley Station were on hand to control a small grass fire at Yamanto. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

Schools closed due to fire conditions

8AM FRIDAY: THE number of schools affected by emergency closures across the region has grown as the fire conditions worsen.

There are 36 state schools and 34 early childhood centres that have closed.

The full updated list can be seen below.

3PM: SCHOOLS across Central Queensland have closed as a result of a number of bushfires burning in the region.

A number of state schools and early childhood centres west of Rockhampton to Emerald were closed early today to allow children to travel home safely in light of the rapidly worsening weather conditions.

The Department of Education closed 32 schools and three early childood centres following the advice of emergency services.

The list of schools that have closed are:

  • Ambrose State School
  • Capella State School
  • Eungella State School
  • Finch Hatton State School
  • Mount Larcom State School
  • Ridgelands State School
  • Rosedale State School
  • Stanwell State School
  • Wartburg State School
  • Yarwun State School

The list of early childhood centres that have closed are:

  • Beechmont State School Outside School Hours Care
  • Platypus Kindy, Eungella
  • Tieri Daycare Centre


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