Firefighters protect homes

FIREFIGHTERS protected several homes from a blaze at Glendale yesterday.

Seven fire crews were called in to battle the grassfire off Glendale Road that flared up about 12.30pm.

An aircraft was used for air reconnaissance to assist the ground crews.

Firefighters protected the homes and also conducted back burning to control the fire.

No homes were under threat late yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile, six crews were battling a grassfire on Archer Road at Struck Oil late yesterday afternoon.

This fire had been burning since morning.

About midday it broke its containment lines on the southern flank.

An aircraft was being used to provide support to the fire crews.

No homes were under threat.

A separate fire was still burning in the Mt Larcom area late yesterday, which wasn't threatening any properties.

It has been a busy period for firefighters who have had to contain many grassfires across the region in recent days.

Rockhampton and the wider region remain on a level three fire, high fire warning alert. Fire bans will remain in place until next Monday with high temperatures and strong winds expected across the region for the remainder of this week.

Maximum temperatures are forecast to be in the low 30-degrees every day until Monday.

Regular updated information will be provided on the QFRS Rural Operations website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or at www.fire.qld.gov.au or by listening to your local radio station.



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