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Fire Weather Warning

19 December 2014 04:12 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Fire Weather Warning
for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast district.

Issued at 4:12 am EST on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation
A surface trough lies from the northwest of the state to the southeast coast.
Fresh and gusty southwesterly winds behind the trough are likely to produce
Severe fire dangers over the southeastern interior.

For the rest of Friday 19 December:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable,
uncontrollable and fast-moving.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:
- Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through
www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
- Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe
Fire Danger:
- Leaving is the safest option for your survival.
- If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
- Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can
actively defend it.
- Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your
property - if in doubt, leave early.
For more information on Fire Bans please call the Fire Ban Hotline on 1800 020
440. For more information on Prepare. Act. Survive., or how to complete your
Bushfire Survival Plan, please visit the Rural Fire Service Queensland web page
at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.