UPDATE: Person injured as Glastonbury fire contained
A QFES media update states the fire "is now contained and posing no threat to property”.
"Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews remain on scene at a bushfire burning near Greendale Road, Glastonbury,” the statement read.
"Crews are currently strengthening containment lines. Smoke may affect Glastonbury and surrounds.
"If affected, residents should close windows and doors, and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.”
TWO water-bombers have joined thirteen rural and urban fire crews patrolling the bushfire burning at Glastonbury this afternoon.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesman said the fire had broken into two sectors, one of which had been contained by eight rural and five urban crews, while Parks and Wildlife were also on scene.
The spokesman said the two fixed-wing aircraft had been in action on the southern flank of the blaze and targeting the eastern flank.
Whether or not the fire had spread to the nearby national park was unclear.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said crews had treated one person at the scene for minor burns, but they had refused transport to Gympie Hospital.
Residents living near the fire, in the area between Proposed Road and Paff Road, are still advised to keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes.
More to come.
UPDATE: Fire fighters are still desperately trying to get under control a large, fast-moving bushfire at Glastonbury before it gets into nearby national park.
Fifteen fire fighting units are on the scene and aerial bombing is now underway in the area between Proposed Road and Paff Road at Glastonbury, 15 minutes west of Gympie.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises Glastonbury residents to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.
EARLIER: Currently as at 12.15pm, Friday 7 September, a bushfire is burning near Greendale Road, between Proposed Road and Paff Road, Glastonbury.
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
SEVERAL fire crews and aerial bombing are converging on the scene or what has been described by fire authorities as a "large, fast moving grassfire” at Glastonbury, just west of Gympie.
The fire broke out earlier today near Greendale Road and is now heading towards forestry, authorities report.
Three fire fighting crews arrived on the scene of the out of control fire about 11.45am. About 200 squre metres of vegetation has been burnt out and the fire is moving into the forest.
Air support and water bombing has been requested, fire authorities say.
More news as it comes to hand.