Bushfire still burning at Carney's Creek, west of Beaudesert

UPDATE, Thursday 9am

QFES advises a bushfire continues to burn in the vicinity of Mount Moon and is travelling in a north-easterly direction between Croftby Road, Carneys Creek Road and Dwyer Ridges Road.

At 9am firefighters were continuing work to strengthen containment lines and were undertaking backburning operations along Carneys Creek Road.

QFES said people in the area would be affected by smoke, which would 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.

Yesterday, 9am:

A bushfire is burning in the vicinity of Mount Moon and travelling in a north easterly direction between Croftby Road, Carneys Creek Road and Dwyer Ridges Road.

A QFES said there were five crews currently working to contain the fire.

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.

Earlier, 6.45am

The bush fire warning level for Carneys Creek has been update to Advice, with QFES advising residents in the area to stay informed and ready to take action if the situation changes.

The fire is currently moving from Croftby Road to Mount Alford Road, Carneys Creek.

QFES advises no properties are under direct threat at this time and firefighters continue to contain the fire.

Earlier, 6.30am Wednesday:

PREPARE TO LEAVE:

Residents in the area of Carneys Creek are advised there is a large bush fire at Carneys Creek west of Beaudesert and conditions could get worse.

Just after 11pm last night the fire was travelling from Croftby Road towards Mount Alford Road.

The bush fire warning level is Watch and Act.

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Carneys Creek.

A spokeswoman for QFES said the fire started at 5.05pm and six crews were in attendance, mopping up in some sections with some houses that needed some protection but were not in direct threat from the fire.

The advice is to keep up to dateand decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

At 7.25pm the fire was burning near Brennan Road, Wilkinson Road and Carneys Creek Road, Carneys Creek.

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

Crews are working to contain the fire. Properties are not under direct threat at this time. Call Triple Zero immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service 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 such as 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.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:

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 when the situation changes.