THE New South Wales water bomber tops up in an Elbow Valley dam.
THE New South Wales water bomber tops up in an Elbow Valley dam. John Towells

Fires still burning south east of Warwick

TEN Queensland Fire and Emergency Service units are back burning at the Cullendore fire south-east of Warwick late Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started on the New South Wales side of the border on Saturday and moved into Queensland on Sunday.

There were 16 fire units from Queensland at the fire on Sunday and half didn't leave until 1am Monday.

A spokeswoman for the QFES said the volunteers from Queensland were working with New South Wales volunteers on back-burning on Tuesday afternoon from Hopgood to Post Box roads.

"They are back-burning after a dozer, which is pushing breaks,” she said.

There were six units from Queensland at the fire on Monday but volunteers did not stay on site overnight but started to arrive back at the fire at 5.30am Tuesday.

The units on the fire include a Warwick Rural Fire Brigade Group officer, the South West 74 (QFES) water tanker which is based in Stanthorpe along with Rural Fire Brigade volunteers from Leyburn Dalveen, The Glen, Wildash, Allora, Greymare and Massie brigades.

It is understood the helitack chopper from NSW Rural Fire Service is still in the area working on controlling the fire.



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