November 26, 2018
Smoke billowing over Kingaroy on Monday afternoon came from a large fire burning in vacant land behind houses in Knight Street.
The fire, which was reported to emergency services at 4:20pm, quickly spread across grassland.
Several fallen trees and timber stacks were also involved.
A QFES spokesperson said heavy machinery had been called for to help break up the burning timber stack.
At 5:10pm, seven fire crews were on the scene, including urban and rural brigades.
Firefighters were spraying water on the fences of properties backing on to the area.
Police were also monitoring the incident.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
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Earlier on Monday, fire crews were called to a blaze burning at Wattle Camp.
At 2:45pm, QFES issued a “Stay Alert” warning for this fire which was travelling in an easterly direction from Birch Road, north-east of Memerambi-Barkers Creek Road.
At 5:10pm, 10 fire crews were still on the scene although a QFES spokesperson said properties were not under direct threat.
The blaze destroyed a small shed.
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Fire crews also remained on scene on Monday at the Googa Creek fire, burning south of Blackbutt.
This fire broke out about 2:00pm on Sunday.
No properties were under direct threat.