A firefighter assists in controlling a burn along Aremby Rd in Bouldercombe.
A firefighter assists in controlling a burn along Aremby Rd in Bouldercombe. Chris Ison

High fire danger stays

FIRE authorities are still warning Rockhampton region residents to stay vigilant with a high fire danger remaining in place.

Rural and urban crews were kept busy over the weekend as multiple fires sparked up in many parts of the region, including a large grass fire in Parkhurst.

The blaze, spanning about 10 hectares of land on Alfred Rd yesterday, was threatening two nearby houses.

Three urban and seven rural units attended the site about 11.30am and containment lines had been established about 2.30pm.

Authorities said an air spotter was also being arranged to cover the area.

Superintendent and acting regional manager of rural operations at Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Tony Hazell, said people should still be on high alert with the current high fire danger.

"Nothing has changed very much in the weather conditions since the large fires we had in October," Mr Hazell said.

"So it's no time for the community to drop their guard."

Multiple fire units were also called to a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Old Coach Rd, Bajool, on Saturday about 10.30am.

Fire crews were working to bring the fire under control by constructing fire breaks and conducting back-burning operations.

A fire spotter aircraft was earlier in the area conducting aerial surveillance.

No properties were under threat at the time; however, residents were advised to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile, six fire crews were also on scene at a bushfire burning near Clarke Rd and MacKellor Rd, Lowmead. This fire broke out about 12.30pm on Saturday.

Fire crews were working to protect multiple structures under threat in the area by conducting back-burning operations and constructing firebreaks, with a fire spotter aircraft also deployed.

 

CQ FIRES

Grass fire at Parkhurst yesterday about 11.30am yesterday.

Bushfire on Old Coach Rd in Bajool on Saturday.

Gogango ranges are still burning from weeks ago due to being inaccessible.

A bushfire on Clarke Rd and MacKellor Rd near Lowmead on Saturday.

A controlled burn was conducted along Aremby Rd on Saturday, in Bouldercombe.



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