Fire at Midge Point

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS were still work­ing to con­trol a large blaze at Midge Point at the time of go­ing to print late yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Five ru­ral fire crews and a se­nior fire of­fi­cer were at the scene of the blaze, which was mov­ing in a north­west­erly di­rec­tion and at the time did not pose any threat to prop­erty.

Po­lice had door-knocked houses in the area, telling res­i­dents to take pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures.

A spokesper­son for the Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices said the rear flank of the fire had been brought un­der con­trol and crews were work­ing to se­cure both the north­ern and south­ern ar­eas of the blaze.

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