Multiple grass fires in region

MULTIPLE grass fires have broken out across the Central Region today prompting the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) to advise residents to be vigilant and remain cautious.

See below for fire activity as at 4.30pm.

Tannum Sands (near Gladstone) - grass fire
Four QFRS crews are currently on scene at a grass fire located near Coronation Drive, Tannum Sands (near Gladstone). This fire broke out around 3pm. There is no threat to property in this area. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze by conducting backburning operations on scene.

Corfield (Winton) - grass fire
A grass fire burning near the Landsborough Highway, Corfield (Winton) is now under control. Fire crews have left the scene.

Moogan (Mount Morgan) - grass fire
Fire crews will continue to conduct backburning operations overnight to further strengthen containment lines at the grass fire burning near Calliungal Lane, Moongan. This evening, ten fire crews and 32 personnel will be in attendance. Backburning operations will be conducted behind the old Mount Morgan gold mine and along the old railway corridor. Residents will be impacted by a large amount of smoke in the area that is expected to continue throughout the evening. This fire has been burning since Tuesday, 9 October. There is no threat to property.

Thangool (Banana) - grass fire
Fire crews are on scene conducting backburning operations and strengthening containment lines at the grass fire located at Parkers Lane, Thangool. This fire broke out around 2.30pm and is burning safely. There is no threat to property at this time.

Rodds Bay (near Gladstone) - grass fire
Firefighters continue to monitor the grass fire burning at Bells Road, Rodds Bay. This fire is currently burning safely within containment lines.

Stanage (near Rockhampton) - permitted burn
Firefighters are on scene monitoring a permitted burn located near Banksia Road, Stanage. Residents in the area will be impacted by smoke.


If residents believe their property is under threat, they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Residents who suffer from or are susceptible to respiratory illness should keep windows and doors closed. Motorists travelling in areas impacted by smoke haze should drive to conditions.

Residents are urged to visit the Rural Fire Service website to download a bushfire survival plan.

Do you have photos from these incidents? We'd love to add your photos and experiences to our story. Email newsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au



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