UPDATE as at 1.50pm - Sandy Point (Yeppoon) - bushfire
1/15/2013 1:51:07 PM
Firefighters remain at the scene of a bushfire burning in the Corio Bay Fish Habitat Reserve, Sandy Point, Yeppoon. Rural fire crews are conducting backburning operations along Fishing Creek Road to Sandy Point Road to contain the fire, which started on the weekend. There is no threat to property but the fire is producing large volumes of dense smoke due to the vegetation in the area. People with respiratory conditions are advised to stay indoors, keep windows closed and also keep their medication close by. 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.