Clouds of smoke billow up behind a house at the Ten Mile Road fire.
Clouds of smoke billow up behind a house at the Ten Mile Road fire.

South Kolan vegetation fire downgraded

UPDATE: 11am: The South Kolan vegetation fire has now been downgraded and all warnings have been removed. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advise the vegetation fire is now burning within containment lines and is posing no threat to properties. 

Nearby residents may be affected by smoke and 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. 

 

UPDATE: 9.36am: Overnight the warning for the South Kolan vegetation fire has remained Stay Informed.

The fire was downgraded to an 'Advice' warning level at 8pm last night and that warning continues.

As of this morning four vehicles are at the scene and one vehicle is on route.

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. 

 

UPDATE 6.13pm: Authorities have issued a Prepare to Leave warning for the South Kolan vegetation fire.

The Bushfire warning level was moved to a 'Watch and Act' level just after 6pm.

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

At 6pm Friday 10 January, a fire has jumped containment lines and is travelling in a westerly direction from Ten Mile Road and Heales Road, towards Keoghs Road, South Kolan.

"You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan," the warning read.

"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."

Fire crews are working to contain the fire and providing structural protection, but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

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.

 

UPDATE 6pm: MORE than twenty urban and rural firefighting crews were tasked to a vegetation fire north of Bundaberg. 

At 6pm there were 23 crews at the scene of the Ten Mile Rd, South Kolan fire, with another on the way. 

The ground crews were being supported by a waterbomber in their efforts to contain the blaze. 

 

UPDATE 5pm: There are 14 urban and rural crews on the ground alongside police and one waterbomber providing aerial support at the Ten Mile Rd fire. 

The first crew arrived on the scene at 3.15pm after reports of a vegetation fire. 

According to initial information from a Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, fire crews were working to establish a fire break as the blaze was burning in a forest which crews had trouble accessing. 

South Kolan vegetation fire:
South Kolan vegetation fire:

 

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call triple-0 (000) immediately.

UPDATE 4.40pm: A dozen crews are currently on the scene of a vegetation fire in South Kolan.

A waterbomber has been tasked assist ground crews in getting the fire under control.

Fire in South Kolan:
Fire in South Kolan:

UPDATE 4.25pm: A waterbomber has been tasked to the vegetation fire at South Kolan.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said there was currently five crews on the ground with more on the way.

At this stage, no properties are under threat.

Earlier this afternoon, fire crews were working to put in a fire break.

 

 

UPDATE: A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said crews were trying to put in a fire break as the blaze was burning within a forest near Ten Mile Rd.

The first crew arrived on scene at 3.15pm and the QFES spokeswoman said crews were having trouble accessing the fire.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call triple-0 (000) immediately.

 

EARLIER: TWO fire crews have been tasked to a vegetation fire north of Bundaberg.

Initial information suggests that the fire is in the vicinity of Ten Mile Rd, South Kolan.

Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call triple-0 (000) immediately.

This is a developing story, more to come.