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UPDATE: Firefighters battle into night to contain CQ blaze

UPDATE MONDAY, 8AM: FIREFIGHTERS backburned into the night to contain a blaze which threatened a property in the Mount Chalmers area yesterday.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service were called to the fire on Scented Gum and New Zealand Gully roads just before midday yesterday.

A QFES spokeswoman this morning said they completed backburning just before 10pm, and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were now the leading agency as the fire is on their land.

Firefighters may return to the scene today, but the fire was contained and no properties were under threat as of 8am this morning.

The latest Rural Fire Service warning states Mount Chalmers and Nankin residents may be affected by smoke today, and residents arewarned to close windows and doors.

If suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.   If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.   


UPDATE 2.10PM: THE BUSH fire on Scented Gum Rd, near New Zealand Gully Road has spread to Sleipner Rd.

It is understood a spot fire has spread across the bush.

Rural fire crews are working hard to control the blaze. 

Four crews at the scene and two are on their way.


UPDATE 1:45PM: RURAL fire crews from Keppel Sands, Nankin and Cawarrel are on their way to a fire in Mount Chalmers.

The fire has broken out on Scented Gum Road, near New Zealand Gully Road.

The bushland is on the edge of Mount Archer National Park.

It is understood about half a dozen homes and properties are under threat. 

1.30PM: A NUMBER of rural fire brigades are on their way to a bush fire near Mount Chalmers.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said two rural brigade were on their way to the scene and one urban crew.

It is understood at least one property is under threat.

More to come.


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