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Tuesday 6 January 2009 Morning Round Up


Muttaburra (north-west of Aramac) – general store fire

Fire has destroyed the general store in the central Queensland town of Muttaburra, about 80kms north-west of Aramac, this morning. Fire crews were alerted to the blaze about 4.30am and remain at the scene dampening down hotspots. The store was located in Bruford Street. At this stage there have been no injuries reported.

Noosa National Park – cliff fall

A woman in her 20s was winched from Noosa National Park last night after falling about five metres down a cliff. Emergency crews were called to the scene about 8.30pm and located the woman below Boiling Point Lookout. Firefighters assisted paramedics in accessing the woman who was treated for a suspected fractured lower leg. Due to difficult terrain the Energex rescue helicopter was called in to winch the woman from the scene. She was flown to Nambour Hospital.

Maryborough – fatal quad bike crash

Emergency crews were called to a crash involving a quad bike about 1.30am in a forestry area near Maryborough. It is believed the quad bike collided with a tree and the rider died at the scene. The incident happened about 1km from Marbach Road.

North-West Queensland –flooding update

Flood warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology remain in place for Gulf Rivers including the Nicholson, Gregory, Leichhardt, Cloncurry and Flinders Rivers. Information suggests rainfall has eased in the area since 9am yesterday. At this time there have been no reports of SES jobs overnight. Yesterday six SES volunteers in Cloncurry and two volunteers in Julia Creek assisted with tarping roofs. Road and rail conditions are continuing to be monitored and will be assessed today. People are urged not to attempt to drive through flooded causeways or across flooded bridges.

Contact for media enquiries: For more information contact Department of Emergency Services Media on 3247 8186

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