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Crews fight more fires

BLAZING: Grass fires have been a common sight across the Granite Belt throughout the last week. Photo Linden Morris / Stanthorpe Border Post
BLAZING: Grass fires have been a common sight across the Granite Belt throughout the last week. Photo Linden Morris / Stanthorpe Border Post Linden Morris

6PM UPDATE: After The Border Post went to print confirmation of another grass fire on Fletcher Rd, Ballandean, was received.

The call to fire crews was made at 5.03pm.

Three crews had left the fire near Rumbalara Estate Wines to attend the scene and at 5.50pm two more were responding.

At this stage there was no indication of a cause or threat to any structures.

5.45PM UPDATE: FIRE has again struck the Granite Belt with two separate grass fires yesterday.

The first was in the vicinity of Rumbalara Estate Wines on Fletcher Rd, Ballandean.

Eight Rural Fire Service crews from Applethorpe, Ballandean, Glen Aplin and Severnlea and one Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) unit from Stanthorpe attended the scene.

The call was made at 12.50pm and at 4.50pm 15 hectares had been burnt, no structures had been threatened, the blaze was under control and half of an 80 hectare back-burning operation had been completed.

Initial reports suggest that the blaze may have been started by a slasher.

Crews were expected to remain on site for at least another hour.

QFRS attended at grass fire near Donnellys Castle and Teale roads, Thulimbah.

The blaze was spotted at 3.20pm and burnt seven hectares of land before crews had it under control and left the scene at 4.20pm. 

BREAKING 1.3PM: Urban and rural fire crews are on the scene of a grass fire at Ballandean south of Stanthorpe this afternoon.

The grass fire is understood to be in the vicinity of the Rumbalara Estate Wines on Fletcher Rd, with callouts made to rural fire volunteer units at Glen Aplin, Applethorpe, Ballandean and The Summit.

At least two urban units are believed to be on the scene.

Topics:  grass fire


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