Queensland Bushfire Alert


The qld_bushfire platform lets you integrate a GeoRSS feed containing bushfire alerts for Queensland. It retrieves alerts from a feed and shows information of those alerts filtered by distance to Home Assistant’s location.

Entities are generated, updated and removed automatically with each update from the feed. Each entity defines latitude and longitude and will be shown on the default map automatically, or on a map card by defining the source qld_bushfire. The distance in kilometers is available as the state of each entity.

The data is updated every 5 minutes.

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Configuration

To integrate the Queensland Bushfire Alert feed, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
geo_location:
  - platform: qld_bushfire

Configuration Variables

categories

(list)(Optional)

List of category names found in the feed. Only alerts from the feed that match any of these categories are included. Valid categories are ‘Emergency Warning’, ‘Watch and Act’, ‘Advice’, ‘Notification’ and ‘Information’.

radius

(float)(Optional)

The distance in kilometers around Home Assistant’s coordinates in which bushfire alerts are included.

Default value:

20.0

latitude

(string)(Optional)

Latitude of the coordinates around which events are considered.

Default value:

Latitude defined in your configuration

longitude

(string)(Optional)

Longitude of the coordinates around which events are considered.

Default value:

Longitude defined in your configuration

State Attributes

The following state attributes are available for each entity in addition to the standard ones:

Attribute Description
latitude Latitude of the bushfire alert.
longitude Longitude of the bushfire alert.
source qld_bushfire to be used in conjunction with geo_location automation trigger.
external_id The external ID used in the feed to identify the bushfire alert in the feed.
title Original title from the feed.
publication_date Date and time when this alert was first published.
updated_date Date and time when this alert was last updated.
status Status of the alert, for example, “Patrolled”, “Going”, “Contained”

Full Configuration

# Example configuration.yaml entry
geo_location:
  - platform: qld_bushfire
    radius: 30
    categories:
      - 'Emergency Warning'
      - 'Watch and Act'
    latitude: -24.85
    longitude: 152.35