Grass fire en­gulfs banks of the Balonne

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ABLAZE: A grass­fire en­gulfs the north­ern banks of the Balonne River in St Ge­orge last Thurs­day.

THE cause of a large grass­fire which lit up the banks of the Balonne River last week is still un­known.

Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices were called to the fire last Thurs­day at about 6.15pm with one unit of four fire­fight­ers at­tend­ing the blaze.

They re­ported see­ing a small area of grass and scrub en­gulfed in flame, en­com­pass­ing an area of about 20-30 me­tres.

Fire­fight­ers on the scene en­gaged in back burn­ing, set­ting up con­tain­ment lines so the fire could burn out safely. Af­ter safely con­tain­ing the fire, fire­fight­ers left the scene about one hour later.

No in­juries or any dam­age to prop­erty was re­ported.

PHOTO: BRID­GETTE NI­COL

PHO­TOS: BRID­GETTE NI­COL

SMOKE ON THE WA­TER: A large blaze lights up the banks of the Balonne River in St Ge­orge.

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