August 17, 2023

Eleven fire crews were called on Thursday afternoon to a vegetation fire burning in the Charlestown area near Wondai.

A QFES spokesperson said that at 4:00pm, firefighters were working on a containment line on the south-western edge of the fire.

A bulldozer and a grader had been brought in to cut a firebreak around the fire.

At the same time as the Charlestown blaze, four fire crews were in action at a fire near Durong.

QFES issued a “Stay Informed” bushfire alert to local residents about this incident at 4:04pm.

The fire was burning between Chinchilla-Wondai Road and Broad Creek Road but no properties were in danger when the alert was issued. ‎

UPDATE 5:57pm: QFES issued AVOID SMOKE advice for this fire for Cherbourg, Murgon, Moffatdale, Wondai and surrounding areas.


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