Stanwell bushfire under control

12.30pm: FIREFIGHTERS are in the final stages of containing a large grass fire at Stanwell, authorities report.

In a 12.30pm statement, the Department of Community Safety said firefighters had been utilising aircraft on the fire ground for both air reconnaissance and water bombing.

There was no immediate threat to property but the watch and act message remained current, it said.

This fire, which is about 8000 hectares in size, broke out just after 2pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, fire crews have been working to contain a bushfire burning in the vicinity of Mount Archer, near Rockhampton.

Firefighters have managed to extinguish five hectares of bushland burning off Pilbeam Road, Frenchville.

Crews remain on scene monitoring the area.

They are still working to contain about 50 hectares of bushland burning in the Nerimbera sector off Pilbeam Drive.

Firefighters have been utilising aircraft on the fire ground for both air reconnaissance and water bombing.

This fire has been burning since around 6pm yesterday. There is no immediate threat to property.

8.30AM: The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is advising residents in the vicinity of Lion Mountain, north west of Rockhampton,  to finalise their bushfire plans and prepare for a fire that may impact their community.

At 8.30am a large bushfire was located in the Lion Mountain area.

The large fire is now travelling towards the north and may impact the areas of Cunningham Road, Broughton Road, Tucker Road, Lion Mountain Road and Bond Road within the next two to six hours.

Residents are advised to be prepared to relocate to a safer area if required.

Well prepared and defended homes can offer safety during the fire and may be defendable.

Urban and rural fire crews remain on scene and have continued backburning operations but firefighters may not be able to protect every affected property and residents should not expect a firefighter at their door.

Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) if their property comes under threat.


Residents should consider taking precautionary measures including:

  • Put on protective clothing
  • Drink lots of water
  • Move car/s to a safe location
  • Close windows and doors and shut blinds
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage or secure room) and provide water
  • Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
  • Remove garden furniture, doormats and other items
  • Seal all gaps under doors and screens
  • Fill containers with water - eg bath, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins, etc
  • Have ladders ready for roof space access (inside) and against roof (outside)
  • Have generator or petrol pump ready
  • Check and patrol outside for embers and extinguish any spot fires and seek shelter as the fire front arrives.


Regular updated information will be provided on the QFRS Rural Operations website at or at or by listening to their local radio station.


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