CQ braces for extreme fire danger

WITH a sizzling 36 degrees and a high to very high fire danger expected across the Rockhampton district today, firefighters are in the hot seat as they continue to contain CQ’s red flames.

Fire crews yesterday responded to numerous fires across Central Queensland including a grassfire at Comet, about 40 kilometres east of Emerald, around 12.15pm. 

See the latest Rockhampton weather forecast here.

The blaze damaged high-voltage power lines in the area and QRail responded to ensure all power lines were safely dealt with. 

Back-burning was done and fire breaks established. There was no direct threat to property.

Late Tuesday the Thompsons Point Road grassfire, which has been burning for three days, was contained after the hard work of 45 firefighters and eight brigades.

The property owner and manager will continue to monitor the land.

Crews also returned to the site of a fire on Fourteen Mile Road, The Caves, which they contained on Monday night.

The fire spread but crews were able to control its progress. 

A complete fire ban will continue across CQ until midnight Thursday and may be extended depending on weather conditions.

Do you have fire photos? Email them to tmbully@capnews.com.au and we'll post them on our website.


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