Firefighters remain vigilant but Scenic Rim fires emergency alerts downgraded

FIRES: The State of Emergency is still in place for the region with six bushfires still burning.
FIRES: The State of Emergency is still in place for the region with six bushfires still burning.

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services yesterday lifted the State of Fire Emergency Declaration for 36 of 42 local government areas.

The Redlands and Logan are among these areas but the declaration still applies to Scenic Rim, where several fires remain active.

The most recent updates for these fires include:

Mount Lindesay

At 11.55am the bushfire was still burning in the vicinity of Hardgrave Road and Old Mount Lindesay Road, Mount Lindesay.

This fire is burning safely within containment lines.

Fire crews, with support from aerial operations, will continue to monitor the fire and strengthen containment lines over the coming days.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews will conduct backburning operations in the area over the coming days, weather permitting.

Residents who have left the area are advised it is still too unsafe to return due to falling trees.

This is part of a much larger fire burning on multiple fronts within the Mount Lindesay National Park, on both the New South Wales and Queensland side of the border.

Palen Creek

At 11.50am this bushfire was still burning in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park on both sides of the Queensland and New South Wales border.

Part of the fire was travelling in a northerly direction towards Mount Lindesay Highway, Byrne Road, Richards Road, Cashell Road, Palen Creek School Road and Back Creek Road, Palen Creek.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services crews are working to construct containment lines and will conduct backburning operations over the coming days, weather permitting.

Residents who have left the area are advised it is still too unsafe to return due to falling trees.

Barney View

At 11.45am the bushfire was still burning in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney National Park, to the west of Yellow Pinch, near the Queensland and New South Wales border.

QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are working to contain the fire and will conduct backburning operations over the coming days, weather permitting.

The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed between Rathdowney and Woodenbong due to this fire. For more information on the closure, visit: qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals remains closed. For more information on the closure, visit: parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts

Tregony

At 11.40am this slow-moving fire was still active to the south of Cross Road, Tregony in the Spicers Peak Nature Reserve.

The Cunningham Highway remains closed between Lake Moogerah Road and the Fisher Park Truck Stop, due to the possibility of falling trees and rocks as a result of the fire.

For more information on the closure, visit: qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

Fire crews are working with heavy machinery to construct containment lines and will continue to monitor the area over the coming days.

Spicers Peak Lodge

At 11.40am this fire was burning to the west of Spicers Peak Lodge, near the Swanfels State Forest.

Residents are advised it is still not safe to return to this area.

Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire over the coming days.

Residents are reminded the Cunningham Highway remains closed at Cunninghams Gap due to this fire.

Clumber and Moogerah

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are monitoring the bushfire burning in the vicinity of Lake Moogerah Road, Spicers Gap Road and the Cunningham Highway at Clumber.

This fire is posing no threat to property at this time.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the area over the coming days.

Residents may be affected by a smoke haze.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Binna Burra

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews are patrolling and monitoring a bushfire burning south of Binna Burra and Natural Bridge.

The fire is burning within containment lines and posing no threat to property at this time.

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