Tin Can Bay – bushfire
14/01/2013 11:45:35 AM
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is attending to a bushfire burning in an inaccessible area at Tin Can Bay. This fire has been burning since Saturday 12 January. Crews will continue backburning operations today in an effort to contain the blaze. 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.