Bushfire prompts timely warning

FIREFIGHTERS yesterday contained a grass fire that burnt out about eight hectares of country in bushland on a property off Freestone Rd north of Mt Tabor.

Several rural and urban crews attended the scene, battling the blaze on both sides of a steep ridge backing on to Lonsdale Rd at The Hermitage.

Shortly after midday the fire appeared to be moving east across the ridge in the direction of Lonsdale Rd, fanned by a stiff westerly breeze.

The fire was well under control by 2pm.

Landowners have been reminded by the Queensland Rural Fire Service that Permits to Burn will remain suspended until midnight on Saturday, despite predictions of rain today and tomorrow.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a possible late shower or storm for Warwick today, with a maximum of 31 degrees.

Tomorrow and Friday are tipped to be cooler with isolated showers to the south of Warwick and a slightly bizarre forecast for sleet on the Granite Belt on Friday.

Saturday is expected to be fine and sunny at this stage for the Warwick Cup race day at Allman Park.

For more information on fire warnings visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.



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