The bushfire at Mount Chalmers roared up again about 1am, Tuesday, November 15.Photo Contributed
The bushfire at Mount Chalmers roared up again about 1am, Tuesday, November 15.Photo Contributed RFS regional manager Brian Smith

UPDATE: Crews remain at three major fires across Central Qld

UPDATE WED 6.30PM: THREE major fires continue to burn in our region, with 24 QFES crews fighting the Thompson Point Rd blaze.

Firefighters will conduct backburning operations this evening and monitor the fire overnight.

Baralaba Woorabinda Rd, Woorabinda

Multiple QFES crews remain on scene at the vegetation fire which is burning into its fifth day. 

Baralaba Woorabinda Rd will remain closed and reidents are advised to use an alternate route.

New Zealand Gully, Mount Chalmers

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) continue to monitor a bushfire burning near New Zealand Gully Rd and Sleipner Rd, Mount Chalmers.

The fire broke out Monday afternoon, and is not a threat to property at this time.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire overnight, however residents can assist fire crews by calling Triple Zero (000) if they notice spot fires.   Residents in the Mount Chalmers and New Zealand Gully areas may continue to be affected by smoke throughout the night. 

 

UPDATE WED 2PM: EMU PARK Rd has been reopened after fire fighters put-out a blaze on the side of the road in the last hour. 

Queensland Police closed the major road between Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast about 12.30pm due to a lack of visibility. 

While the Emu Park Rd fire is out, crews are still battling a large bushfire on Thompson Point Rd, Nankin which is producing a large amount a smoke throughout the Rockhampton region. 

 

UPDATE WED 1PM: 

Thompson Point Rd, Nankin

A QFES spokeswoman said as at 12.30pm the Thompson Point Rd fire was just about under control.

The spokeswoman said there was a lot of smoke in the area, and Emu Park Rd was closed at 12.15pm.

Crews are still dampening down on scene.

New Zealand Gully Rd, Mount Chalmers

Crews have completed reconaissance of the area this morning, and the fire is still burning safely within containment lines.

Parks and Wildlife are in attendence and fire crews will continue to monitor thoruhgout the day. 

 

 

UPDATE WED 12.30PM:  QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services are urging residents to close windows and keep medications close if suffering from a respiratory condition as heavy smoke affects the Rockhampton region. 

The heavy smoke is a result of multiple bush fires burning in close proximity to Rockhampton including two at Nankin and another at Mt Chalmers. 

Emu Park Rd, Nankin

Just after 12pm a grass fire broke out on Emu Park Rd, Nankin. 

As at 12.15pm there were four fire crews on scene battling the fire. More updates to come as the situation develops. 

Thompson Point Rd, Nankin 

Multiple QFES crews have returned to a large vegetation fire burning near Thompson Point Rd  this morning.

Firefighters are backburning to contain the fire, which re-ignited yesterday. 

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions, particularly around Thompson Point Rd as visibility is low and emergency crews are working in the area.

New Zealand Gully, Mt Chalmers

A grass fire is burning near New Zealand Gully Road and Sleipner Road, Mt Chalmers.

At least three crews are on scene at the bushfire, which broke out Monday afternoon.

The fire is burning safely within containment lines and crews will continue to monitor the blaze throughout the day. 

While there is no threat to homes at this time residents in affected areas should consider taking precautionary measures including putting on protective clothing, drinking lots of water, moving car/s to a safe location, closing windows and doors and shutting blinds, bringing pets inside, restraining them (leash, cage or secure room) and providing water, wetting down fine fuels close to buildings, removing garden furniture, doormats and other items, sealing all gaps under doors and screens, filling containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins, having ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside), having a generator or petrol powered pump ready and checking and patrolling outside for embers, extinguishing any spot fires and seeking shelter as the fire front arrives.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if they believe their property is under threat.

UPDATE WED 7.30AM: FIRE crews have breathed a sigh of relief overnight with all major fires in the region contained. 

Baralaba Woorabinda Rd and Redcliffe Rd: UPDATE: At about 2.30am, fire crews declared the fire contained and burning within containment lines for the first time since it started on Saturday afternoon. Five crews remain at the scene controlling the fire this morning. 

Thompson Point Rd, Nankin: UPDATE: At 2am the fire at Nankin, which reignited yesterday morning prompting a response from close to 20 crews, was declared contained. A rural crews returned to the scene at 6am this morning to patrol with more crews expected on scene from 8am. 

New Zealand Gully (Mount Chalmers): UPDATE: At 6.30pm the fire was under control and left in the hands of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Fire crews will return to the scene today to patrol. 

Kelly's Landing Rd, Woodbury (north of Yeppoon): OUT

Shannon Rd, Canal Cree (Blackbutt): OUT

Lake Mary Rd, Lake Mary (near Yeppoon): OUT

UPDATE 8PM: A FURTHER six crews are currently on site at a Thompson Point Rd fire, brining the total to 19.

The fire reignited 11.20am, an billowed thick smoke above the Berserker ranges.

Crews have been working to contain the fire which originally ignited on Sunday around midday.

Earlier in the day helicopters water bombed the blaze.

Smoke is affecting Emu Park Rd, Rockhampton and nearby residents.

People are urged to close windows and doors, and keep medications for respiratory conditions close by.

Motorists drive with caution and to conditions.

LATEST ON BUSHFIRE ACTIVITY ACROSS REGION:

 

The QFES Current Bushfire Incident map as of 8.25pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
The QFES Current Bushfire Incident map as of 8.25pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. QFES

Thompson Point Rd, Nankin:

  • Update: 19 crews on scene working to control the blaze which reignited at 11.20am today.
  • Earlier: 13 crews on scene working to contain a large vegetation fire.

New Zealand Gully (Mount Chalmers):

  • No update available.
  • Earlier: Multiple crews working to strengthen containment lines for the blaze which broke out yesterday about 1pm.

Baralaba Woorabinda Rd and Redcliffe Rd:

  • Update: 19 crews are on scene at fire which burned through its fourth day. It was earlier reported there was no threat to property.
  • Earlier: 21 crews on scene at afire The fire has been going since Saturday, 5 at 5.30pm.

Kelly's Landing Rd, Woodbury (north of Yeppoon):

  • Update: Fire is completely contained, as of 7.44pm. Six crews remain on scene, and a second water tanker has been brought in.
  • Earlier: Eight crews on scene responding to fire which broke out at 1.54pm today.

Shannon Rd, Canal Cree (Blackbutt):

  • Update: The QFES website indicates no crews are currently on scene, but the fire is ongoing.
  • Earlier:Multiple crews on scene working to control a vegetation fire near Stretton Dr, Teelah (Blackbutt) which broke out about 1pm.

Lake Mary Rd, Lake Mary (near Yeppoon):

  • Update: This incident no longer appears on the QFES current bushfire incidents.
  • Earlier:Two crews on scene to, fire has been burning since last night, 8.20pm.

 

UPDATE 3.45pm: THICK plumes of smoke are billowing above the Berserker Ranges as a fire burns at Thompson Point Rd, Nankin (Rockhampton).

The smoke became visible about 3pm as fire crews refilled their water tanks at Norbank St along Lakes Creek Rd about 3pm.

Thirteen Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are currently on scene after the fire reignited about 11.20am today.

As at 2pm, a helicopter was water bombing the fire.

Smoke will affect the area.

CURRENT CQ FIRES:

  • Thompson Point Rd, Nankin: 13 crews on scene working to contain a large vegetation fire.
  • New Zealand Gully (Mount Chalmers): Multiple crews working to strengthen containment lines for the blaze which broke out yesterday about 1pm.
  • Lake Mary Rd, Lake Mary (near Yeppoon): Two crews on scene to, fire has been burning since last night, 8.20pm.
  • Kelly's Landing Rd, Woodbury (north of Yeppoon): Eight crews on scene responding to fire which broke out at 1.54pm today.
  • Shannon Rd, Canal Cree (Blackbutt): Multiple crews on scene working to control a vegetation fire near Stretton Dr, Teelah (Blackbutt) which broke out about 1pm.
  • Baralaba Woorabinda Rd and Redcliffe Rd: 21 crews on scene at afire The fire has been going since Saturday, 5 at 5.30pm.

 

2pm: A HELICOPTER is water bombing a large vegetation fire which reignited near Thompson Point Rd, Nankin days after it first sparked.

Seven Queensland Fire and Emergency are currently on scene, and a further three are en route.

The fire in the northern Rockhampton region broke out Sunday just after 12pm, and reignited about 11.20 today.

Smoke is expected to affect Nankin and surrounding areas, with resident urged to close windows and doors.

 

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services map of current fires across Central Queensland.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services map of current fires across Central Queensland. QFES

Firefighters are working to contain the fire, which re-ignited around 11.20am today. A helicopter is also water bombing in the area.  

Six fires are burning across the Rockhampton and greater Central Queensland region at the moment. Read below for further details.

Smoke is expected to affect Nankin and surrounding areas. Residents should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.  

If residents feel their property is under threat, they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

12.40pm: A LARGE vegetation fire continues to burn into a fourth day in the vicinity of Baralaba, Woorabinda and Redcliffe roads, Woorabinda.

Seventeen Queensland Fire and Emeregency Services (QFES) crews are on scene at the site northwest of Biloela.

Currently no property is under threat, but smoke is expected to affect Woorabinda, Baralaba and surrounding areas.

Aerial operations will support firefighters throughout the day. People are asked to avoid the area today, with road closures in place due to low visibility and emergency crews working in the area.

The fire is one of six burning in the Central Queensland area at the moment, with four in the Rockhampton region.

A bushfire which sparked about 1pm yesterday on New Zealand Gully Rd, Mount Chalmers continues to be monitored from the sky with fire crews also on scene.

|UPDATE| Mount Chalmers bushfire to be watched from the sky

Eight crews are currently on scene of a fire on Thompson Point Rd, Nankin which started on Sunday, November 13 just after 12pm.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency website also indicates a fire has just broken out at Tuckers Rd, Tungamull at 12.56pm.

Crews are responding but are not currently on scene.

Last night QFES responded to a fire at Lake Mary Rd, Lake Mary, near Yeppoon at 8.20pm.

The situation is ongoing with two crews on scene.

Further north of Mackay at Teelah (Blackbutt) on The Shannon Rd, Canal Creek a vegetation fire which sparked at 2pm on Saturday, November 5 was going as of 8.11am yesterday.

Though the QFES website indicates there are no vehicles currently on scene.

QFES ADVICE FOR NEARBY RESIDENTS

Residents near fires are advised to close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents feel their property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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