Livingstone Mayor lends a hand as fire threatens Woodbury

7.40am: FIRE crews are on their way to Woodbury to check on a fire that started yesterday afternoon.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said fire crews had contained the Woodbury fire last night.

6am: LIVINGSTONE Mayor Bill Ludwig was under the pump yesterday afternoon, but it was not the typical pressures from his day job.

He was working with rural fire crews around his Gracehill home at Woodbury (near Yeppoon) to stop a fire spreading onto his property.

He told The Morning Bulletin last night he believed someone may have lit a fire without a permit.

He said his next-door neighbour left his property with his five children because the smoke was too overwhelming.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services last night confirmed they had brought the fire under control.

However, a fire burning further up in dense forest at Byfield National Park remained concerning.

QFES said it was being fought mostly by rural fire brigades, who were trying to put fire breaks in place.



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