Bushfire threat at Peregian Beach
UPDATED: Police have revoked an emergency declaration for Peregian Beach, but David Low Way remained closed to all traffic.
EARLIER: A fast-moving bushfire has forced the closure of David Low Way and a number of surrounding roads, as Peregian Beach residents flee their homes for the second time in just over a month.
Queensland Police declared an emergency situation between Woodland Drive, Stumers Creek Road, David Low Way and the Sunshine Motorway on Wednesday morning, and urged residents within the area to evacuate.
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said David Low Way between Havana Road East and Emu Mountain Road was closed in both directions.
“Bushfires are unpredictable and conditions can change very quickly, catching everyone out. It’s important local residents follow the directions of emergency services and motorists avoid driving near the danger zone,” Ms Ritchie said.
“If you’re getting behind the wheel today, check RACQ’s Road Conditions website before you set off to see the latest road closures.”
Ms Ritchie said sadly Peregian residents were all too familiar with fire evacuations, but the current fires were a timely reminder for all Queenslanders to think about their bushfire survival plan.
"It is really important now that people take time to think about what they would do if faced by a fire,” she said.
"It's critical that you and your family sit down now and discuss what you would do, where you would go and what you would take with you, if your property was under threat.”