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