STAY INFORMED: Lockhart River bushfire as at 10.25am Wed 11 Sept
The previous bushfire warning has changed.
Bushfire warning level: ADVICE
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)
advises there is a bushfire near Lockhart River.
You need tokeep up to dateanddecide what actions you will takeif the situation changes.
Currently as at 10.25am, Wednesday 11 September, a bushfire is burning in inaccessible land near Lockhart River Road and Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park. The fire is travelling towards Lockhart River Road.
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews will monitor the fire today. Waterbombing aircraft will be in the area.
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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Advise family and friends