Warning to be bushfire aware
ONGOING dry, windy conditions, have kept local emergency services busy attending to bushfires.
A fire broke out north of Proserpine in the area of Blairs Road at 1.30pm last Thursday, October 23.
Officer in Charge of the Proserpine Police Station Sergeant Nathan Blain said due to the conditions this particular fire did pose a threat to homes but was brought under control without the loss of any property.
On Saturday, October 25, emergency services attended another fire along Telford Road, Strathdickie.
Once again, the fire was brought under control before any properties were dam- aged, however these incidents have prompted Sgt Nathan Blain to remind people to have a Bushfire Survival Plan.
“The plan should include a bushfire survival kit and options as to staying to defend or leaving your property early during a fire,” he said.
Sgt Blain also warned, “you don’t need to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire as burning material, embers and smoke can travel beyond bushland areas”.
Information on planning for bushfires can be found at www.qld.gov.au/emergency/safety/bushfire-survival-plan or via the Whitsunday Region Emergency Action Guide.