Lakes Creek Road Landfill reopened as fire smoulders
2.20pm: THE Lakes Creek Road Landfill has been reopened.
Rockhampton Regional Council has issued this statement: The fire is under control and the smoke hazard has been addressed and the Lakes Creek Road Landfill has reopened.
The fire will continue to smoulder and will continue to be monitored.
12.10pm: ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council has closed the Lakes Creek Road Landfill.
In a statement issued, the council said the fire at the Lakes Creek Road Landfill is currently under control.
"As it continues to smoulder, smoke continues to present a problem and as a result the Lakes Creek Road Landfill is currently closed and is expected to be closed for the remainder of the day."
10.45am: WATER tanks, dozers and foam will be used to fight a fire at the Lakes Creek Road Landfill this morning.
There were at least three fire units at the site at 10am, three Rockhampton Regional Council water trucks ordered and foam blankets being used to reduce the heat.
Dozers were expected to be used to remove non-burning material away from the fire.
It is believed it could take hours to extinguish the fire.
The landfill is still open to residents, but traffic is being diverted to a specific dumping location away from the fire.
9.30AM: THERE is a fire at the landfill on Lakes Creek Rd.
Firefigthers have just arrived at the landfill, owned by Rockhampton Regional Council.