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Fire Activity Report as at 3.45pm

12/9/2009 3:40:58 PM

SOUTH WEST REGION
High Street, Stanthorpe
Firefighters have brought under control a large grass fire burning in the vicinity of High and Rich streets, Stanthorpe. This fire started around 10.45am. Crews will remain on scene this afternoon to monitor. There is no threat to property.


SOUTH EAST REGION
Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road, Jacobs Well
Fire crews are working to contain a large grass fire burning off Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road, Jacobs Well. This fire started around 1pm. There is property located in the area however there is no immediate threat to these structures. Crews are currently working to reinforce fire breaks and conduct backburning activities.


FAR NORTHERN REGION
Paddys Green
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) has confirmed that one home has been lost in a large grass fire burning at Paddys Green.

As at 2.30pm residents in the vicinity of Gorge Creek in Paddys Green were advised by the QFRS to enact their bushfire plans.

At 2pm a large bushfire was located off the Mareeba Dimbulah Road in Paddys Green. The large fire is travelling in a westerly direction and is expected to impact the areas of Byrnes Road, Randazzo Road, Gentile Road and the Mareeba Dimbulah Road between Byrnes Road and Randazzo Road within the next two hours.

Residents are advised to be prepared to relocate to a safer area if required.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Currently, four fire crews are working to contain the blaze but firefighters may not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.


Contact for media enquiries: Department of Community Safety Media on 3247 8186


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