Fire Activity Report as at 6pm
9/28/2009 6:04:35 PM
Oatlands Court, Wights Mountain (near Samford) – grass fire
Fire crews have successfully exstinguished a large grass fire off at Oatlands Court at Wights Mountain.which broke out shortly after 1pm.This fire has been left in the hands of the landowner.
Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point – grass fire
Fire broke around 2pm on Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point. Six crews are at the scene of a grass fire and will be conducting backburning in the area for the next couple of hours. There is no threat to property at this stage.
SOUTH EAST REGION
Randwick Drive, Mundoolun – grass fire
Nine fire crews remain on the scene of a grass fire off Randwick Drive at Mundoolun. The fire has been burning since 2pm yesterday mainly in inaccessible areas. A helicopter was used this morning to conduct waterbombing activities on the western flank of the fire. Firefighters are also conducting backburning activities along the western flank as a precautionary measure to protect properties in the area. There are no properties under direct threat at this time.
SOUTH WEST REGION
Bullen Bullen Road, Mt Moffat – grass fire
Six fire crews continue to monitor a fire on Bullen Bullen Road at Mt Moffat. This fire has been burning in national park land since last Thursday. Fire and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) crews have been working together over the past few days to fight the fire. There is currently no threat to property.
NORTH COAST REGION
Read Street, Tewantin – grass fire
Four fire crews are attending a grass fire at the Great Sandy National Park at Tewantin which ahs been burning since 10.30am. Crews are currently conducting backburning in the area and no houses are under direct threat.
Sunshine Coast Motorway, Peregian Springs – grass fire
Fire crews were called to a grass fire near Coles at Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast Motorway around 2.15pm. The fire is approximately one acre in size and is not threatening any property however it is causing a large smoke hazard on the Sunshine Coast Motorway. Police are currently conducting traffic control in the area.
Oakfield Road, Tansey (near Gympie) – grass fire
Three crews are at the scene of a fire of Oakfield Rd at Tansey that broke out around 2pm. Fire is currently burning in a gully and firefighters are conducting backburning in the area. There is no threat to any properties in this area.
Wilsons Road, Gordonbrook (near Kingaroy) – grass fire
A grass fire which broke out off Wilsons Road at Gordonbrook around 1pm yesterday afternoon continues to burn within containment lines. There is no threat to property in the area at this stage and one crew remains at the scene to monitor the situation.
Towns Creek Road, Mt Perry (near Gin Gin) - grass fire
Crews have contained the fire at Towns Creek Rd, Mt Perry that has been buring since 1pm yesterday in the hills west of Mt Perry. Five fire crews are currently on scene. No properties are currently under threat.
Caloundra Road, Caloundra West – grass fire
Eleven fire crews have bought a grass off Caloundra Road, Caloundra West under control. The blaze was reported around 11.20am and the fire has burnt approximately five hectares of land. A helicopter conducted water bombing in the area this afternoon. Firefighters conducted property protection as a precaution in the area and no property has been damaged by this fire. There is no further threat to property at this time.
Churchill Mine Road, Torbanlea – grass fire
Thirteen crews remains on scene at a fire on Churchill Mine Rd at Torbanlea which broke out around 11am. Fire crews have contained one side of the fire and are working to contain the other fronts. No property is under threat at this time.
Burnett Highway, Ban Ban – grass fire
Six fire crews are at the scene of a grass fire off the Burnett Highway at Ban Ban which was reported around 7.15am. This fire is under control and fire fighters have completed a backburn in the area. There is no threat to property in the area at this time.
Mt Morgan – multiple grass fires
A number of fires contine to burn in the Mt Morgan area including one near Mt Dick. Several crews remain in the area and are conducting backburning activities. There is no direct threat to property in the area at this time.
Tranquil Valley Road, Tungamull – grass fire
Fourteen fire vehicles remain at a fire burning near Tranquil Valley and Hoffman roads at Tungamull. The blaze started around 3pm yesterday afternoon. Two homes were evacuated in the area around 8.30pm last night as a precaution. Firefighters successfully defended the homes from the blaze, and residents were able to return to them around 11pm last night. Fire crews are continuing to conduct backburning activities. No homes are currently under direct threat. The fire has burnt approximately 3000 hectares of land.
Wilmott Road, East End – grass fire
One crew is continuing to monitor the fire on Wilmott Rd at East End which broke out around 11am. There is no threat to property at this stage.
Bellmont Road, Parkhurst – grass fire
Seven crews are still on scene at a large grass fire on Bellmont Rd at Parkhurst. Earlier crews were involved in successfully protecting three properties in the area and continue to work to contain the fire. Water bombing has been carried out in the area this afternoon. There are no other structures under threat at this time.
Kensei Court, Kelso – (near Townsville) – grass fire
Fire crews have successfully contained a large fire which broke out off Kensei Court at Kelso at 1pm. The fire had a large front of approximately two kilometres however it is under and burning within containment lines. There is no threat to property at this stage.
Weather conditions across the state are reported
Fire bans will remain in place until midnight next Monday, October 5, 2009.
The Rural Fire Service has put a ban on the lighting of all fires, including permit fires as a precaution with very high, and at times extreme, conditions expected to continue.
Fire bans are in place in the following Local Government areas: Toowoomba, Western Downs, Southern Downs, Paroo, Balonne, Goondiwindi, Maranoa, Murweh, Banana, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Central Highlands, Woorabinda, Isaac, Whitsunday, Mackay, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo and Longreach, South Burnett, 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.
These bans have also been extended to also include the Local Government areas of Townsville, Burdekin and Hinchinbrook council areas.
The following exemptions apply under fire ban conditions:
• Fires within a properly constructed barbecue are permitted, provided they are not left unattended (gas and electric barbecues may be used);
• Fires for the purpose of disposal of animal carcasses are permitted, subject to the issue of a Permit to Light Fire by the local Fire Warden;
• Fires of commercial necessity are permitted subject to the issue of a Permit to Light Fire by the Area Director Rural Operations;
• Fires for the purpose of burning standing sugar cane for harvest in accordance with the established practice of the industry; and
• Fires for the purpose of burning tops and trash between the hours of 1800 (6.00 pm) and 0900 (9.00 am).
Regular updated information will be provided on the QFRS Rural Operations website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or at www.fire.qld.gov.au or by listening to your local radio station.
Contact for media enquiries: For more information contact Department of Community Safety Media on 3247 8186