Fire alert issued for people in the area of Carney's Creek

UPDATE, 11.20am Thursday

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says the Mount Barney bushfire near Carney's Creek is still active.

They advise people in the area to remain informed and decide what to do if the situation changes.

At 11.20am the bushfire was burning within containment lines in the vicinity of Mount Barney National Park, near Carneys Creek Road and Hardcastle Road, Carneys Creek (near the Queensland - New South Wales border).

Crews are currently monitoring 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.

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

Yesterday:

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Carneys Creek and conditions could get worse.

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.

At 1.45pm the large, slow-moving fire was travelling in a north-westerly direction from Mount Barney National Park towards Carneys Creek Road and Hardcastle Road, Carneys Creek.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews are working with water bombing aircraft and heavy machinery to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the surrounding areas, including Wilson Creek and Burnett Creek, will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Earlier:

:Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a bushfire in Carneys Creek and conditions could get worse.

The alert status is Watch and Act and people in the area are advised to prepare to leave.

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.

At 11.35am a large slow-moving fire was travelling in a northerly direction from Mount Barney National Park towards Carneys Creek Road and Hardcastle Road, Carneys Creek.

Fire crews are working with water bombing aircraft and heavy machinery to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the surrounding areas, including Wilson Creek and Burnett Creek, 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.