The fire continues to burn close to Norman Gardens properties. Picture: Jacob McLucas
The fire continues to burn close to Norman Gardens properties. Picture: Jacob McLucas

UPDATE: Person cops hefty fine over North Rocky blaze

UPDATE, Saturday 11am: A number of crews remain on site as the North Rockhampton blaze enters its fourth day. 

QFES confirmed three crews are currently on scene, with a fourth en route. 

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga took to social media last night to put resident's minds at ease.

"I've been in daily contact with the Assistant Commissioner for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services."

"I'm told by QFES that the fire is under control and this response will also help protect homes in the future as it is working simultaneously as a hazard reduction burn," she wrote. 

The blaze, she revealed, was first lit by an individual who did not have a permit. 

The individual has now been subject to a costly infringement. 

UPDATE, Friday 8.30pm: The fire which has burned for three days at Norman Gardens appears to be under control.

As of 8.20pm, QFES confirmed no crews remained at the scene.

Thick smoke, however, is still blanketing the area.

Nearby residents are urged to remain indoors.

 

The bushfire at Norman Gardens has reignited.
The bushfire at Norman Gardens has reignited.

UPDATE, 5.45pm: Seven crews are now on site at the bushfire in North Rockhampton.

A QFES spokeswoman confirmed an eighth crew is on en route.

It is understood the blaze has gained some momentum, though poses no threat to properties.

INITIAL, 5pm: Fire crews are continuing their battle against a three-day long bushfire in Rockhampton's north.

The fire, which first caught alight near Foulkes St Wednesday morning, appears to have regained some momentum.

Exclusive footage provided to The Morning Bulletin shows a plume of thick black smoke and flames once again burning close to a Norman Gardens estate.

 

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Containment lines were on Thursday afternoon established, prompting the part closure of Yeppoon Rd.

QFES has confirmed the fire poses no threat to surrounding properties.

At of 2.15pm, three Rural Fire Brigade crews remained on scene.

Nearby residents urged to remain inside, with all doors and windows shut.



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