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.