Gregory River fire forces road closures

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A scene from the Gregory River bushfire. Photo: Police

Police advise drivers travelling in the Gregory River area to expect road closures and delays as conditions are continually changing.

Gin Gin, South Kolan and Bundaberg Police are currently assisting with the Gregory River bushfire.

Please make sure you drive to the conditions as smoke haze reduces visibility.

Childers Road has opened and closed a number of times.

It is important that residents in this area also stay up to date.

Police encourage residents to tune into their local radio station and follow the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) page on Facebook or click here for the Fire and Emergency Services newsroom, which has the most up-to-date bushfire warnings.

Emergency declaration updated

UPDATE 10.51 AM: Police have updated the emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) due to a bushfire burning at Gregory River, north of Childers.

This area is now bound by Cedars Road, the Burnett River, Onoprienkos Road and Newlands Road.

Residents within the exclusion zone are urged to follow the advice of emergency services on the ground.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

Childers Road remains closed in both directions and traffic diversions are in place.

Gregory River fire, Promisedland
Update 2: Emergency Declaration, Gregory River. This area is now bound by Cedars Road, the Burnett River, Onoprienkos Road and Newlands Road.

EARLIER: Police have updated the emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) due to a bushfire burning at Gregory River, north of Childers.

The emergency declaration bound by the edge of the Elliot State Forest along Childers Road, Voss Road, Newlands Road and Foleys Road has been revoked.

An emergency declaration was made under the PSPA for Promisedland early this morning, due to the quick spread of the fire. This declaration remains in place.

This area is bound by Phillips Road, Marles Road and Crosswells Road (pictured below).

Residents within the exclusion zone are urged to follow the advice of emergency services on the ground. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

Gregory River fire, Promisedland
The exclusion zone for the Promisedland bushfire. This area is bound by Phillips Road, Marles Road and Crosswells Road.

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