BURNT OUT: Fire crews attend the scene of a grass fire on Hartington St, Lakes Creek, on Saturday.
BURNT OUT: Fire crews attend the scene of a grass fire on Hartington St, Lakes Creek, on Saturday. Trinette Stevens

Busy, smoky weekend for Rockhampton fire crews

IT was a smoky weekend in Rockhampton, with four fires breaking out over 48 hours, and one continuing since last week.

Crews attended Lakes Creek Rd, Yaamba Rd, Stockyard Point, Pink Lily and Fairy Bower Rd, but no homes were damaged.

It started early for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, with four crews attending a grass fire on Hartington St about 9.30am.

The site was significantly damaged in the incident, which crews indicated was possibly started by a tractor.

At 11.30am, a crew attended a mulch fire on Yaamba Rd.

Then a grass fire blew up at Gracemere, with crews forced to shut Mclaughlin St on the Capricorn Highway.

The blaze, which started at 1.45pm, was still burning at 6pm and had threatened structures as crews struggled to contain its multiple fronts.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokes- person said the scene required seven urban and two rural crews in its peak.

Yesterday was quiet until a Pink Lily site reignited from an authorised burn on Edwards Rd, and crews were there about 7pm.

The fire out at Stockyard Point has been burning since October 11.



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