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Rosedale Bushfire Warning Downgraded

UPDATE | The previous bushfire warning has changed.

Crews remain at that bushfire near Ferry Road, Neils Road and Lloyd Jones Road, Rosedale.

The fire, which broke out on Thuesday, has been contained and is posing no threat to property.

Rosedale residents may be affected by a smoke haze throughout the afternoon.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

EARLIER | Fire crews will return to monitor a bushfire at Rosedale on Friday morning.

The blaze broke out near Ferry Road, Neils Road and Lloyd Jones Road on Thursday.

The warning level remains at advice but a majority of the fire has been extinguished.

Residents are advised there's still some lingering smoke in the air so to close doors and windows at home.

EARLIER | Another bushfire has sparked in Rosedale.

Residents need to keep up to date and decide what actions they will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 4.05pm,13 September 2018, a bushfire near Ferry Road, Neils Road and Lloyd Jones Road is travelling in a southerly direction from Neils Road.

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 of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

Michelle Price

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