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22/09/2009 Fire Activity Report as of 4.30pm

9/22/2009 8:17:22 AM

Bygotts Road, Draper – bushfire
Two urban and three rural fire crews responded to a fire on Bygotts Road at Draper around 1.15pm. Crews are currently blackening out the edges of the fire and creating fire breaks. There is no threat to any properties in the area at this time.

Pedwell Road, Mount Mee – bushfire
Fire crews remain at the scene of a bushfire that broke out at Mount Mee yesterday. The fire is currently contained and is burning safely. Two fire crews are closely monitoring the situation.

Francis Road, Biarra – grass fire
Four fire crews are at the scene of a grass fire on Francis Road at Biarra. The fire started yesterday and crews bought the fire under control last night. Crews have continued to monitor thios fire throughout the day and the fire continues to burn within containment lines.

Cedar Pocket Road, Cedar Pocket – grass fire
Eight fire crews are attending to a large grass fire on Cedar Pocket Road, Cedar Pocket. The fire started around 9.15am and has burnt approximately 20 hectares of land. A bulldozer is being used to create fire breaks and helicopters are conducting air observations and water bombing in the area. A shed was burnt in the fire earlier today. No further properties are threatened at this stage and the fire is currently burning in inaccessible country.

Old Toogum Road, Beelbi Creek – grass fire
Rural fire crews returned around 8am to a large grass fire that started off Old Toogoom Road, Beelbi Creek around 8pm last night. The fire was brought under control just after midnight however flared up again this morning. This fire is now burning within containment lines.

Tuchekoi Road, Imbil (Mary Valley) – grass fire
Several fire crews remain at the scene of a fire off Tuchekoi Road at Imbil which was reported around midday. The fire has jumped the Mary Valley Highway and is causing a smoke hazard in the area. The SES is conducting traffic control and motorists are advised the Mary Valley Highway between Park Lane and Yabba Valley Road is closed. Properties are not under threat at this stage and the fire is burning within containment lines. Helicopters are conducting air observation and water bombing activities at the fire.

Power Road, Widgee – grass fire
Fire crews responded to a grass fire on Power Road at Widgee around 2.15pm. The fire has burnt approximately three hectares of land and fire crews are working to contain the fire. There are no properties under threat at this stage.

Capricorn Highway, Comet (west of Emerald) – grass fire
Fire crews responded to a grass fire at Comet, approximately 20 kilometres west of Emerald around 12.15pm. The fire has now been contained and is under control.

Saunders Beach Road, Saunders Beach (near Townsville)
Three fire crews remain at the scene of a grass fire which broke out on Saunders Beach Road at Saunders beach around 11.30am. There are currently no properties under threat and containment lines have been established.


Total fire bans were put in place from midnight last night to Thursday in the following Local Government areas:
Toowoomba, Western Downs, Southern Downs, Roma, Paroo, Goondiwindi, Maranoa, Murweh, South Burnett, Banana, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Isaac, Whitsunday, Mackay, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo and Longreach.
In addition, total fire bans will be in place midnight tonight to Thursday in the following Local Government areas:
North Burnett, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Cherbourg, Bundaberg, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich City, Scenic Rim, Logan City, Gold Coast, Brisbane City, Redland City and Moreton Bay.
Further information on fire bans and exemptions can be found at
Regular updated information will be provided on the QFRS Rural Operations website at or at or by listening to your local radio station.

Contact for media enquiries: For more information contact Department of Community Safety Media on 3247 8186

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