Cornubia fire still burning in inaccessible vegetation

UPDATE Saturday 3.30pm

A FIRE at Cornubia is still burning in inaccessible bushland, QFES says.

The blaze near Mount Cotton Road and Coorang Road is within containment lines and is posing no threat to property.

Smoke is blanketing the Redlands and QFES has urged residents affected to close windows and doors and keep respiratory medication close by, if required. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

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

UPDATE 9pm

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services has downgraded the Cornubia fire to advice level.

Residents should keep up to date and decide what actions to take if the situation changes.

As at 8.50pm Friday 6 December, a bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Mount Cotton Road and Coorang Road.

The fire is contained and crews will continue to patrol and monitor the area throughout the night.

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

Crews will be working along the roadside, so drive with caution and to conditions.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

Residents should:

  • 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

EARLIER

FIRE crews are on scene at a fire burning near Mount Cotton Road in Cornubia.

The large blaze broke out about midday near Coorang Road and was travelling south.

Shortly after 2pm, a Watch and Act warning was issued for nearby residents, who were urged to be ready to follow their bushfire plans.

Crews were working to contain the blaze.

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

"Residents who choose to leave the area can do so via Mount Cotton Road."

Residents should visit the Rural Fire Service website for regular updates and finalise their bushfire survival plan.

They should close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure and motorists should drive with caution.