Grass fire Laurel Banks Rd.
Grass fire Laurel Banks Rd. Allan Reinikka ROK271017afire1

WATCH: Fire burns near North Rocky home

2.50PM: A FIRE ignited just metres from an Alton Downs property this afternoon.

One urban and one rural crew responded to the blaze, which ignited about 1pm on a Laurel Bank Rd property.

Within half an hour the fire front was burning at 150m, and the western and eastern flanks were extinguished.

By 1.50pm the fire was out and crews were dampening down the perimeter.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the last left the scene about 2.25pm.

The fire had not posed a threat to any homes, and the scene has been left in the hands of property owner.

At this time the QFES cannot confirm how the fire started.

1.45PM: FIREFIGHTERS are battling a fire burning on an Alton Downs property.

An urban and rural crew are both on scene of the blaze which ignited on the boundary of a Laurel Bank Road property about 1pm.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the eastern and western flanks were extinguished, and firefighters had moved to control the northern and southern sides.

The fire front is about 150m, but the blaze doesn't pose a threat to any homes at this time.

The spokesman said firefighters were working to contain the grass fire, but wind could hamper their efforts.

"The only issue would be wind direction,” he said.

"As long as the wind direction doesn't change, otherwise the flanks will move around.”

1.10PM: FIREFIGHTERS are responding to a grass fire on Laurel Bank Rd, Alton Downs.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said they were not on scene yet after they received a call about 1pm.

They could not confirm if the blaze was a threat to any property or homes at this time.

Two crews are en route.

More information to come.



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