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Scenic Rim residents to remain on high alert despite easing conditions

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. Supplied.)
Fire crews are taking advantage of more favorable weather conditions today but residents are still being urged to stay on high alert.
Waterbombing aircraft, heavy lifting equipment and fire crews on the ground are focusing on either putting breaks in place to contain bushfires or extinguishing existing blazes in areas of the Scenic Rim.
These extreme fire conditions are expected to extend into the weekend.
SCENIC RIM
MOUNT ALPHEN (PREVIOUSLY MOUNT ALPHEN AND DOUBLE TOP, PART OF THE CLUMBER FIRE) -- WATCH AND ACT -- PREPARE TO LEAVE
An unpredictable bushfire at Mount Alphen has residents being told to get to 'Prepare to Leave' again today after it reached Mount Mathieson.
The fire continues to travel in a northerly direction towards the Cunningham Highway.
The Cunningham Highway is currently closed between Lake Moogerah Road and the top of The Gap as a result of this fire.
A place of refuge for horses remains opened at Boonah Showgrounds, 8 Melbourne Street.
SPICERS PEAK LODGE (PART OF CLUMBER FIRE) -- WATCH AND ACT -- PREPARE TO LEAVE
Residents at Spicers Peak Lodge are being told to 'Prepare to Leave' as conditions could get worse.
The fire is burning near Spicers Gap and is travelling in a southerly direction from Spicers Gap towards Spicers Peak Lodge.
The fire is not directly impacting properties at this time, however this could change quickly and those who haven’t already left, should be ready to leave.
Residents are reminded the Cunningham Highway remains closed at Cunningham Gap due to this fire.
BARNEY VIEW/PALEN CREEK (MOUNT BARNEY FIRE) -- WATCH AND ACT -- PREPARE TO LEAVE
The bushfire at Barney View/Palen Creek is still at a 'Watch and Act' Advice level.
Residents are being urged to 'Prepare to Leave' as the bushfire, which has multiple fronts, burns in an inaccessible area of Mt Barney National Park.
The fire is travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Barney View and Palen Creek.
It is likely to impact Barney View, Palen Creek and areas south towards the Queensland-New South Wales (NSW) border.
NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Parks and Wildlife Service crews are undertaking backburning operations on the eastern edge of the blaze over the border.
The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed south of Rathdowney.
ROSEVALE (SOUTHWEST OF IPSWICH) - ADVICE - STAY INFORMED
The bushfire at Rosevale has been downgraded to a 'Stay Informed' Advice level.
The slow-moving bushfire is travelling in a north, north-easterly direction towards Baker Road, Kerwitz Road and Kelly and Dwyer Road, Rosevale.
This fire in now contained and crews will remain in the area to monitor the blaze.
A place of refuge for horses remains open at Boonah Showgrounds, 8 Melbourne Street.
TAROME -- ADVICE -- STAY INFORMED
Fire crews have now contained the bushfire at Tarome but residents are urged to 'stay informed'.
The slow-moving bushfire is travelling in a north-easterly direction in the vicinity of Merlehan Road, Tarome Road and Logan Lane.
This fire is now contained and crews will continue to monitor the blaze.
A place of refuge for horses remains open at Boonah Showgrounds, 8 Melbourne Street.
For the latest updates on the bushfires visit the QFES webpage https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/.
To make a bushfire survival plan click the following link https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/…/Create-your-bushfire-sur…