Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising:
As at 12.20pm, a large grass fire is burning near Beenleigh Redland Bay Road and west of Teviot Road, Carbrook, Logan.
Currently, seven fire crews are working with water-bombing aircraft to contain the blaze, which broke out on Sunday.
There is no threat to homes at this time however there is a large smoke haze affecting the area and surrounds.
Motorists, especially along Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, are advised to drive with caution and to conditions and avoid the area if possible due to limited visibility.
Residents are asked to close windows and doors and to keep medications close by if they have a respiratory condition.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
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.
Regular updated information will be provided on the Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio.
For information on current bushfire incidents visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html.
Background: there are three levels of bushfire warning –
Advice: Monitor conditions and review your bushfire survival plan.
Watch and Act: Conditions are changing. Start taking action and follow your bushfire survival plan.
Emergency Warning: You are in danger. Act on your bushfire survival plan now.