Bushfires burn across the North Burnett
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.
FIRE DANGER: Damage from the fire on Gooroolba Biggenden Road at the weekend.