HEATING UP: A vegetation fire burns at Moura near Burnham St and the Dawson Hwy.
HEATING UP: A vegetation fire burns at Moura near Burnham St and the Dawson Hwy. Amanda Steel

Firefighters battle blazes at Moura, Woorabinda

UPDATE: All fire permits for residents of the Banana Shire have been suspended as of midday Friday.

BUSHFIRE season began in earnest this week with multiple QFES fire crews battling vegetation fires across Central Queensland.

Moura firefighters were called out to a slow burning fire on about an acre of land around 8pm last Friday between Burnham St and the Dawson Hwy.

Crews from Theodore and the Banana Rural Fire Service were called in to help with backburning as the fire was successfully held off.

Community members also pitched in, with one property owner driving a grader to cut a fire break in front of one property to prevent it from coming under threat.

Another resident acted as a spotter by driving ahead.

"We'd just like to thank the members of the community that assisted us and also for their ongoing support," lieutenant Michael Watson said.

"We're asking people to keep the areas around their houses clean and not to stockpile lawn clippings in long grass because that can cause spontaneous combustion."

A vegetation fire at Baralaba Woorabinda Rd continued to burn as of Wednesday evening after finally being kept within containment lines for the first time since it started to burn on Saturday at 5.30pm.

The road remained closed as of Thursday morning.

Up to 14 crews were battling the blaze at one point throughout the week.

A firefighter was injured on Tuesday after being hit by a falling tree during the course of fighting the fire.



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