Fires spark in sheds and mower
A FIRE in Ruby St on Tuesday is believed to have started in a shed, making it the second shed fire on the Granite Belt in two days.
Rural Fire Brigade officers rushed to the scene early Tuesday, after receiving the call a backyard shed was alight. The fire was under control within 30 minutes.
Two crews, as well as Stanthorpe Police, attended the fire. There’s been no confirmation at this stage as to the cause of the blaze.
Firefighters had attended a shed fire at a Rifle Range Rd property on Monday.
Later on Tuesday crews were tasked to Cottonvale as a grass fire threatened to get out of hand.
Seven crews battled the large blaze on Rabbit Fence Rd, which is believed to have been started by a lawn mower. They attended the scene at 1.10pm and had things contained by 3pm.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said the fire burnt more than 12 hectares and threatened structures.
Earlier this week Rural Fire Service area director Tim Chittenden spoke about the deteriorating conditions on the Southern Downs, stating all permits to burn in the area had been cancelled.
FIREFIGHTERS at a Ruby St shed fire this week.