The Chronicle

Towns on alert over smoke


RESIDENTS of several towns near Roma have been urged to stay alert and take precaution­s as firefighte­rs continue battling bushfires in the area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services issued an “advice” level smoke warning at 9.28am on Tuesday for Wallumbill­a North, Yuleba North, and the surroundin­g areas.

It stated that while there was no direct fire threat to any properties at this time, reduced air quality and smoke might cause health impacts for some residents.

Residents were advised to avoid driving through smoke, be aware of firefighte­rs in the area, stay indoors with doors and windows shut, and keep respirator­y medicines on hand.

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