Fire burns in forestry at Jackson

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advise residents of Jackson and surrounds to avoid smoke as nearby fires burn. Picture: FILE

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have asked the community to stay informed as a bushfire burns in the Yuleba State Forest at Jackson.

A spokesperson for the service said the fire started at at 6.50am yesterday, Tuesday 14 November, by a lightning strike. It since grew in size and began moving toward the Jackson township.

Firefighting aircraft, Queensland Police Service officers and over 15 fire crews arrived on the scene to combat the blaze.

Firefighters contained the fire last night and water bombers are currently in action to extinguish the flames.

Residents of Yuleba, Dulacca and Glenmorgan have been warned by QFES to avoid smoke due to the multiple fires still burning in the area.

QFES advise to:

– Stay informed because conditions could change.

– Check the QFES Current Bushfires and Warnings website regularly.

– Follow QFES on Facebook and Twitter.

– Listen to your local radio station.

– Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.

– Decide what you will do if the bushfire gets closer.

– Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a bushfire survival plan: make one on the QFES website.

– Decide where you and the people you live with will go. This could be with family or a friend away from the fire.

– Keep medications close by.

– Avoid smoke – stay indoors, close windows and doors, and avoid driving through smoke.

– Watch out for firefighters working in the area.

– Do not fly drones around the fire. Drones affect air operations.

– If your life is in danger, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.