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Tin Can Bay – bushfire

1/13/2013 12:26:25 PM

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is attending to a bushfire burning in an inaccessible area at Tin Can Bay. The fire, which is moving in a south-westerly direction, has been burning since Saturday, January 12. Crews will be undertaking back burning today and Monday, January 14 in order to contain the fire. A large amount of smoke is visible in the Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach and Gympie areas and motorists are urged to exercise caution and drive to conditions. People with respiratory conditions are advised to stay indoors, keep windows closed and also keep their medication close by. There is currently no threat to property, however, if residents feel their home is under threat they should ring Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Contact for media enquiries: DCS media unit on (07) 3635 3310.

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