Vegetation continues to burn at Glenleigh
MULTIPLE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Parks and Wildlife crews are on scene at a vegetation fire burning within Coominglah State Forest north west of Glenleigh Road.
The blaze, which broke out about 10pm on February 4, is burning within containment lines.
Firefighters are maintaining fire breaks and will be conducting backburning operations throughout the area.
Incident Controller Steve Roberts, incident controller for the fire said it should soon be fully contained.
“We’ve got crews on the eastern sector conducting a backburn approximately seven kilometres long to secure the fire edge,” Mr Roberts said.
“Residents will see smoke in the area for the next three to four days, possibly longer.”
“We’re using aircraft to help suppress the fire activity near the containment line so we don’t have any breaches.”
Favourable winds have helped speed up the process by allowing crews to keep ahead of the fire.
Early speculation points to a lightning strike as the cause.
There is no threat to property at this time, but smoke may affect the area throughout today.
Fire services are using roads in the area as containment lines, to construct containment lines for the crews.
Residents should close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.
Smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions, and be wary of any crew within the area.
If residents are concerned their property is under threat from the fire, they are advised to call Triple Zero (000).