Bund­aberg Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice helped by the rain at Coonar

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE rain helped dampen dry con­di­tions across the re­gion, but much more is needed.

Bund­aberg Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice act­ing area di­rec­tor Phil Wil­liams said the fires from the week­end were con­tained but there was still a need for more rain.

“It might calm down for a lit­tle while,” he said.

“It will take a lot more rain to wet the grounds thor­oughly.”

On Fri­day a fire broke out at Coonarr and took more than 48 hours to con­tain.

Satur­day saw the fire burn­ing within con­tain­ment lines with up to 15 fire crews, along with Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice staff, con­duct­ing back burn­ing oper­a­tions.

Mr Wil­liams said it was hard to pin-point the cause of all fires but some had been started in camp­ing ar­eas and fires were a likely cause.

“Lately it’s been camp­fires or silly be­hav­iour,” Mr Wil­liams said.

“Peo­ple need to be mind­ful at this time of year.

“Es­pe­cially when the weather is dry.”

Up­dated fire in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.ru­ral­fire.qld.gov.au

PHOTO: BEV LACEY

BE MIND­FUL: More rain is needed.

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