A large bushfire near Blackbutt has been threatening homes. Photos courtesy of Brooklands Rural Fire Brigade.
A large bushfire near Blackbutt has been threatening homes. Photos courtesy of Brooklands Rural Fire Brigade. Grant Newson

STAY INFORMED: Crews still on scene at Teelah bushfire

UPDATE, 12.30PM: QFES crews remain on scene at the Teelah bushfire.

A total of 26 crews continue to fight the fire and water bombers have been brought in to provide aerial support.

Keep up to date, and decide what action you will take if the situation changes.

EARLIER, 9AM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is continuing to respond to a bushfire in Teelah with 14 crews on scene. 

The bushfire is travelling in an east-north direction towards Teelah. 

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality. 

Properties are not under direct threat at this time but firefighters will continue to work in the area, in the vicinity of Wild Deer Drive, Scotts Close, Old Esk Road and Stretton Drive, Teelah. 

EARLIER, 6AM: The warning for the bushfire in Teelah has been changed to STAY INFORMED.

Crews contained the fire last night and, as of 10.30pm last night, there is no direct threat to property at this time.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

EARLIER, SATURDAY 8.35PM: The warning for the bushfire threatening properties in Teelah, near Blackbutt, has reverted back to PREPARE TO LEAVE.

The bushfire continues to burn and QFES advises conditions could get worse quickly.

Currently as at 8.35pm, Saturday August 18, an unpredictable fire is travelling in a north east direction towards Teelah.

The fire is likely to impact Old Esk Road.

EARLIER, 6.05PM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has issued a LEAVE NOW notice to residents.

Currently as at 6.05pm, Saturday, 18 August, an unpredictable fire is travelling in a north east direction towards Teelah.

It is expected to impact Old Esk Road in about 30 minutes.

The fire could have a significant impact on the community.

Those leaving the area should travel south on Old Esk Road and relocate to the place of a family member or friend in a safe location.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

EARLIER, 5.30PM: FIRE fighters have advised the bushfire at Teelah looks to have been started by a spark from a grinder.

Taromeo first officer, Les Lane has advised the Teelah fire, off Wild Deer Drive has been contained after 18 crews had embarked on the area.

Police and ambulance officers were also on standby.

"We really stress that any machinery and welding type activity is not advised during the current state of fires we are experiencing," Mr Lane said.

EARLIER 4.40PM: THE bushfire at Teelah is still threating properties.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises you need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

QFES advises you move flammable items such as doormats and outdoor furniture away from the house, wear protective clothing and drink plenty of water.

EARLIER, 2.40PM: FIRE crews are fighting a bushfire at Teelah, near Blackbutt.

Residents are advised to prepare to leave.

Currently as at 2.30pm, a fast moving fire is travelling from Wild Deer Drive, Teelah towards Scotts Close, Old Esk Road and Stretton Drive, Teelah.

The fire is likely to impact Scotts Close, Old Esk Road and Stretton Drive, Teelah.

Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property.

You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call 000 immediately if you believe your property is under threat.    

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