THE HEAT IS ON: A rural firefighter battles a grass fire in the Rockhampton district last year.
THE HEAT IS ON: A rural firefighter battles a grass fire in the Rockhampton district last year. Chris Ison Rokcfire

Grass fire raging near Capricornia Correctional Centre

UPDATE 5.30pm: A Glendale resident has told The Morning Bulletin that a grass fire near the prison appears to be under control, but is still blazing.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said 10 fire trucks were being used to battle the fire.

The fire was reported about 3pm.

 

BREAKING 4.25pm: A GRASS fire is raging near the Capricornia Correctional Centre, north of Rockhampton. 

Rural fire fighters are currently battling the fire.

A witness on a nearby Meldrum Rd, Glendale, has told The Morning Bulletin there appears to be two fires on either side of the prison.

It is understood the fire is heading towards Belmont.

The witness said police had closed the road just before the prison to traffic.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service were too busy fighting the fire to speak with The Morning Bulletin, but asked the paper to call back later for further details.



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