Fire season preparation

Firefighters busy around region

THE heat was on for firefighters across Central Queensland yesterday, as they attended five grassfires from Gladstone to Rockhampton and out to Dingo.

Firefighters continued monitoring a grass fire at Wallaroo, near Dingo, which had started on Tuesday.

A large grass fire broke out near the Dingo timber mill about 12.30pm yesterday, with four fire crews, landholders and earth-moving equipment operators attending to contain the fire.

The grassfire reportedly spread to a timber stockpile nearby, which was contained by 3pm but was expected to burn for several days.

At 1pm firefighters were called to a grassfire on Yeppoon Rd, near Limestone Crk, with five units attending and leaving at 2.30pm after the fire was extinguished.

Eight fire crews attended a grassfire which started in Gladstone at 3pm and was situated between Glen Eden and Toolooa.

There were reports flames came within 30-50 metres of houses, but the fire was contained and monitored overnight.

One crew attended a grassfire which was contained at Rodds Bay, south of Gladstone, at 3.10pm.



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