I just got back home from work and on the way home passed the Ningi and Beachmere fire which you can see clearly from the Narangba turn off on the motorway.
The smoke plume looks like a nuclear bomb has gone off and there is smoke everywhere across the horizon and the smell of smoke in the air.
I hope the people in the area are going to be ok because I’ve been reading a few news websites and it appears to be threatening alot of homes as it is travelling fast and they aren’t in control of it as yet.
My main concern would be the wind around the place at the moment and also how dry it has been, the big rain isn’t due until the weekend, taking nothing away from the residents it is affecting now, I hope the wind doesn’t change and it heads across the highway.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this close to a large fire and it makes you think a little with having a young family, do we have a fire plan for these instances.
The Ningi and Beachmere fire is currently travelling south and I heard on ABC612 will affect in the area Lomond Drive, Glasgow Road, Browns Road, Wallace Road, Newman Road and Caboolture-Beachmere Road all on Brisbane’s Northside.
There are many fire brigades in the area and also they have requested planes too to help.
If you are in that area I’d be monitoring the ABC612 radio and maybe the TV to get updates.
Very scary indeed and I hope they get it under control sooner than later for the sake of the people in that area.
Just heard on ABC612 that the bushfire in the area is no longer threatening homes in the area and they are still working hard to control the fire.
It has burnt a fair amount of acres of land though.
I’m glad it maybe almost under control as these things can escalate quickly and turn nasty fast.
I hope everyone is safe and I’ll be watching on the news tonight to see.
Saturday Update ::
I’ve woken up this morning and I can’t see or smell any smoke in the air from the Ningi bush fire.
I’ve also had a quick look at the Qld Rural Fire Service website to see the current fire update and it says it is still burning but houses aren’t threatened.
According to this there is still 29 fire crews there and two helicopters still working on the fire which has gone through about 300 acres of land.
I guess when I head out today I’ll see if it still has a small smoke plume across the highway.
I’m glad everyone is safe and also the wind has dropped today so this should be helping to ease the fire as well.
It was still a little close to home the Ningi fire and as I said before I think I will think about a fire plan just in case, you just never know when you will have to go, you wouldn’t think you would need it in Brisbane let alone Brisbane North but it just goes to show you bush fires can happen anywhere anytime and it will pay to be prepared.