A scene from Woodgate Road today.
A scene from Woodgate Road today.

UPDATE: Weather conditions remain unprediactable

UPDATE 6:20PM: Conditions at Woodgate remain volatile.

Weather conditions remain unpredictable and authorities are concerned conditions tomorrow could be worse.

QFES is still advising residents at Kinkuna Waters to leave now as conditions continue to worsen.

On seat of the fast-moving fire is burning on the northern side of Woodgate Road, heading west toward Kinkuna Waters Estate.

The second seat on the southern side of Woodgate Road is burning toward Jarretts and Heidkes Roads.

Residents at Woodgate Road and Walkers Point Road are also advised to leave now.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate.

Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood.

This road cannot be accessed by any vehicle except fire response vehicles.

Residents at Buxton should prepare to leave as the conditions in Woodgate degrade.

The dangerous fire is likely to impact properties along Devils Elbow Road on the south side of the Gregory River.

Fire crews are monitoring spot fires along Devils Elbow Road and establishing fire breaks, but may not be able to protect every property.

Electricity, water and mobile services may be affected during this time.

Those in need of a place to stay should head to the evacuation center at Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street Childers.

QFES gave the following advice for residents who are or could be impacted by the fire:

• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, finalise it now so you are 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 you leave the area.
• Advise family and friends of your plan.
• 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.
• Pack important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) in case you need to leave the area.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Take action to protect your livestock.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.

UPDATE 3.10PM: QFES advises conditions at the Woodgate fire are continuing to get worse.

Residents at Walkers Point Road should leave now.

Residents who have self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road to the township of Woodgate should stay in Woodgate as Woodgate Road is closed between Frizzels Road in Woodgate and the train tracks in Goodwood.

This road cannot be accessed by any vehicle except emergency services.

For residents who have already self-evacuated from Walkers Point Road or Woodgate and are unable to shelter with friends and family, an evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

45 vehicles are tasked to contain the fire, assisted by waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery to construct containment lines, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

UPDATE 3PM: Woodgate residents should prepare for what could be a rough next 36 hours as weather conditions continue to degrade.

43 QFES vehicles were tasked to the fire as of 2.45, with Leave Now warnings still in place for residents at Woodgate Road and Walkers Point, and a Prepare to Leave warning for those at Buxton.

Authorities have told the NewsMail the situation was evolving with weather conditions quickly changing.

UPDATE 1.50PM: QFES is advising Buxton residents should prepare to leave.

Residents need to be prepared to follow their bushfire survival plan.

Those without a plan should be ready to leave the area as conditions may get worse quickly.

The Woodgate fire is travelling from Woodgate Road toward Buxton.

It is expected to impact properties along Devils Elbow Road on the south side of the Gregory River.

Fire crews are working with waterbombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

An evacuation centre is open at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

Residents in Kinkuna Waters Estate should evacuate west along Woodgate Road towards Goodwood.

Residents on Jarretts Road should evacuate along Heidkes Road towards Woodgate Road, then travel west towards Goodwood.

Residents on Heidkes Road should evacuate towards Woodgate Road then travel west towards Goodwood.

Residents should not evacuate towards Walkers Point Road as there is another fire burning in that area.

UPDATE 12.30PM: LEAVE NOW: Kinkuna Waters (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point Road fire) bushfire as at 12.30pm Thursday, November 14.

Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate
and conditions are getting worse.

There is a separate warning current for residents in Woodgate/Walkers Point Road.

Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

Follow your bushfire survival plan now.

If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.

Currently as at 12.30pm Thursday, November 14, a fast-moving bushfire is travelling in a westerly direction towards Kinkuna Waters Estate.

It's expected to impact Kinkuna Waters Estate.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Residents should evacuate west along Woodgate Road towards Goodwood.

Fire crews are working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

An evacuation centre has been opened at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street, Childers.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• Put on protective clothing (e.g., a long-sleeved cotton shirt, boots with thick soles).
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you are leaving:
• Secure your pets for safe transport.
• Check for road closures and then advise family and friends of your intended travel route.
• Take your important documents and essential items (e.g., passports, birth certificates, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing) when you leave.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.

If you are unable to leave:
• Bring pets inside; restrain them with a leash, a cage, or inside a secure room; and provide them with plenty of water.
• Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your house.
• Fill containers such as your bath, sinks, and buckets with water so you have access to drinking water and firefighting water.
• Close windows and doors, sealing the gaps under doors and screens with wet towels to keep smoke out of the house.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) 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 by 2.30pm or if the situation changes.

UPDATE: 11.40AM: Firefighters have arrived at Yandaran, north of Bundaberg, where a bushfire broke out this morning.

Two fire trucks and crews are on the scene of the vegetation fire on Littlabella Siding Lane.

It broke out about 10.50am.

Authorities are warning drivers to be aware of smoke in the area.

UPDATE 9.30AM: Police will address the community later this morning following fires at both Woodgate and Buxton.

"Firstly I would like to thank the entire... community for their support and patience with this extreme fire event," Inspector Pat Swindells said this morning.

"I am so appreciative and thank the volunteer fire firefights and state emergency workers and their employers, who allowed them to be on the ground fighting these fires.

"Police are continuing to manage the evacuation centre and ensuring that the community are well protected.

"I do ask that members do not bypass containment lines or police and SES manned roadblocks so that they do not put themselves in harm's way."

Meanwhile, QFES crews will continue to monitor a bushfire burning within containment lines at Devils Elbow Road, Buxton.

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days.

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

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. 

EARLIER: There are two separate warnings for the fire burning at Woodgate, as of earlier this morning. 

LEAVE NOW: Woodgate/Walkers Point Road.

PREPARE TO LEAVE: Kinkuna Waters (part of Woodgate/Walkers Point Road fire) bushfire.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire in Woodgate and conditions could get worse.

There is a separate warning current for residents in Woodgate/Walkers Point Road.

Residents in this area should follow instructions given in that warning.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 7.35am Thursday 14 November, a bushfire is burning near Woodgate Road and Woppis Road, and travelling towards Walkers Point Road, Woodgate.

Fire crews are working with water bombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Crews, with the assistance of heavy machinery, will continue to construct and strengthen containment lines throughout the day.

Residents in the Kinkuna Waters Estate who have previously evacuated are now able to return to their homes, but conditions could change quickly should residents should be prepared to leave.

Part of Woodgate Road is open up to Draper Road where it is still closed to motorists travelling east towards Woodgate.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.
 

Meanwhile the Buxton bushfire is burning within containment lines. 

Last night, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) said crews were monitoring a bushfire burning within containment lines at Devils Elbow Road, Buxton.  

Firefighters will continue to monitor the area overnight.  

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze over the coming days.  

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

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.  

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advise to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.   

More information at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.