Fire worries residents

A CONTROLLED burn on the outskirts of Warwick yesterday had residents and neighbours concerned.

The smoke from the fire at Sladevale, near the Caltex service station, could be seen billowing skywards from all parts of Warwick.

A concerned neighbour said the fire had been started by a rural fire brigade officer, but the burn-off had not been announced to nearby residents beforehand.

"I've got a couple of dead trees around my house and I was concerned they were going to catch on fire," she said.

"My horses were getting upset too.

"My whole house was filled with smoke and I couldn't see my car parked beside my house through the smoke.

"It looked like it was out of control," she said.

The rural fire brigade officers in charge of the blaze were unable to speak to the Daily News before it went to print last night.

See tomorrow's paper for more details.



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