Fires spark in sheds and mower

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

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.

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