Firefighters battle Bruce Hwy blaze

UPDATE 1.35pm:

FIVE fire crews are battling two fire fronts at a Benaraby grass fire.

Queensland FIre and Emergency Services area training and support officer Daniel Schneider said smoke was first reported coming from the grass fire at 7am.

"The guys are working on containing the break at the moment to contain the blaze," he said.

"We just advise people to watch the conditions."

 

UPDATE 1:15pm:

Three fire crews at Benarby grass fire.
Three fire crews at Benarby grass fire. Campbell Gellie

 

FIRE crews are currently back burning along the Bruce Hwy to control the blaze at Benaraby.

They are gaining access to the motor sports complex on Jono Porter Dr.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said there were no buildings under threat, the firefighters want to back burn in the complex.

There is also smoke going over the Bruce Hwy and the emergency services have asked people to drive carefully.

EARLIER 12.45pm:

FIREFIGHTERS are trying to put out a blaze behind the Benaraby dump that has been burning for the past three hours.

Three fire crews, including one urban crew, are currently on the scene of the fire that is between Jono Porter Dr and Marrawing Rd.

The report is that the grass fire is burning on council land and smoke is going across the Bruce Hwy.

There are no reports of the fire attacking any buildings at this stage.

This is in the same area where a man in his 70s lost everything he had when his camp burnt down in August.

That fire was started by his car ignition and ended up with a grass fire.



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