Koah bush fire - an update from QFES.

No threat to property at this time

Koah bush fire - an update from QFES.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising a large grass fire is burning near Palm Valley Road, Koah Road, Grievson Road, Brickworks Road, Bolton Road, Helen Close, Dominikovic Close, Natasha Close and Kanervo Road, Koah. Currently, seven fire crews are on scene at the blaze, which broke out on Saturday.

There is no threat to property at this time. 

Residents in the area are urged to remain vigilant and continue to monitor their property for any spot fires or flare ups.

There is potential for a wind change to occur this afternoon and residents in the Speewah and Clohesy River areas are advised to remain up-to-date with warnings and monitor the situation.

Smoke may affect the area. Residents should shut windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Residents 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 comes under threat.

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