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Fire flares in Byfield pine plantation

FRIDAY 9am: A FIRE in Byfield has been contained overnight by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services but is still burning this morning.

A QFS spokesperson said the burn was contained around 11pm last night with more crews on their way to the fire today.

As the fire was burning in HQ plantation land, the spokesperson said they would also be sending crews this morning.

THURSDAY, 4pm: QUEENSLAND Police are assisting with traffic flow in Byfield after a Christmas Day fire flared up and jumped across to a pine plantation.

Although the road is still open, motorists are urged to drive with care as there is heavy smoke in the area.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the sizeable fire had been under the control of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service since Monday, but today flared up.

There are five rural crews on scene, as well as Parks and Wildlife officers.



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