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Qld community threatened by grassfire


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A fast-moving, dangerous grassfire is threatening a southern Queensland community and people are being urged to leave the area if it's safe to do so.

Conditions are worsening around the blaze at Wattle Camp, near Kingaroy, and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is warning people not to expect a firefighter at their door.

"Follow your bushfire survival plan now," the QFES advises.

"If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave immediately if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous."

Smoke will reduce visibility and air quality and power, water and mobile phone services could be cut.

"The fire could have significant impact on the community," QFES said.

"The safest route to leave the area would be to head east along Memerambi Barkers Creek Road towards the Burnett Highway and away from the smoke."

Those staying have been advised to bring pets inside, fill baths, sinks and containers with water and close doors and windows.

People leaving the area should take medication and essential items and drive with caution in areas with poor visibility.

The fire is currently at watch and act alert level, the second-most severe.

"There is a heightened level of threat, you need to be aware of your situation and take action to be prepared and protect yourself and your family," QFES said.

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