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UPDATE – as at 1000hrs 31 August 2017– Local Disaster Management Group – Chair (Mayor Keith Campbell)

  • Approx. 300 - 350 hectares of area that has burnt.
  • 22 rural fire service crews, 9 fire and rescue crews, 10 SES personnel, 6 QPS personnel, 3 QAS personnel, 2 council personnel and resoureces/plant were onsite as well as several private contractors.
  • Crews back on site at 0700hrs this morning.
  • Areas on western flank and northern flank under control.
  • On Eastern flank Council’s grader did a lot of work and today the focus will be on Wattlecamp Road to strengthen containment lines.
  • Road blocked on Memerambi Barkers Creek Road (between Birch Road and Wattlecamp Road). Closed to through traffic. Local traffic is accepted.
  • Evaluation will be done this morning to ascertain when the road can be re-opened.
  • Goal today is to continue to patrol, strengthen containment lines with dozer.
  • Local Disaster Management Group stood down as at 0945hrs this morning as the event no longer requires assistance/management beyond the resources of the local emergency services.
  • Thank you to all the emergency services involved.
  • Community messaging will be sent out from QFES as developments occur.

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