Grass fires set traf­fic haz­ard

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

GRASS fires in Oonoonba blan­keted parts of Townsville in smoke yesterday af­ter­noon.

Three Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices crews fought the blaze on Ab­bott St, bring­ing it un­der con­trol af­ter sev­eral hours.

The smoke caused a traf­fic haz­ard, forc­ing po­lice to di­rect ve­hi­cles away from the area.

It is un­known how the fires started.

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