Bush­fires burn across the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - — ADAM MCCLEERY

A NUM­BER of veg­e­ta­tion and grass fires have been dot­ting the North Bur­nett over the week­end with emer­gency ser­vices crews work­ing to con­tain them.

A grass fire was burn­ing out of con­trol on the Gooroolba Biggenden Rd un­til fire crews were able to con­tain it by early Mon­day morn­ing while a fur­ther two fires were re­ported in the North Bur­nett.

A sec­ond veg­e­ta­tion fire was re­ported in Mor­ganville while a third veg­e­ta­tion fire was re­ported on Glen­leigh Road, south-west of Monto.

Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices Bur­nett Area Con­troller Mark Long said mul­ti­ple crews and air­craft had been work­ing on fight­ing the fires across the re­gion.

“We had around 40 staff out on Gooroolba Biggenden Road work­ing on the fire with three air­craft,” Mr Long said.

“One was a fire spot­ter and the other two were wa­ter bombers which are fill­ing up at the Gayn­dah air­port and run­ning back over to drop on the fire.”

The fires were con­trol by the close of the week­end, how­ever the risk of fire in the area is still high and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to call 000 in an emer­gency.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

FIRE DAN­GER: Dam­age from the fire on Gooroolba Biggenden Road at the week­end.

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