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Homebush (near Mackay) - grass fire

11/14/2012 11:35:06 AM

Six Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) crews are currently at the scene of a grass fire burning on Bentleys Road, Homebush (near Mackay). The fire, which started around 9am, is believed to have been sparked by a fallen power line. The fire is burning in inaccessible country and is not threatening any homes. Firefighters are backburning in the area, which is causing a large volume of smoke. Residents in the area who suffer from respiratory illnesses are advised to keep windows and doors closed, remain indoors and keep medication close by. Motorists are urged to drive with caution and to the conditions.

Contact for media enquiries: DCS media unit on (07) 3635 3310.

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