Bundy still burning up

THE region's firefighters continued to battle multiple blazes throughout the area yesterday, after a total fire ban was enforced on Wednesday.

Bundaberg firefighters fought a blaze in their off-road truck yesterday evening after it re-ignited near ring road.

Queensland Fire and Rescue station officer Andrew McCracken said the first blaze began about 3.45pm in a grassy area between FE Walker Street and Telegraph Road.

The crews put the 2ha fire out, but it started again about 6.15pm.

“We had a four-wheel drive appliance move into the grass land to extinguish hot spots,” Mr McCracken said.

No property was threatened.

Officers were then called to another fire in a garden at the Burrum Street overpass.

“People should be reminded that lighting fires during a fire ban carries heavy penalties or even a jail term,” Mr McCracken said.

Rural firefighters from around the Bundaberg region also spent the night battling a blaze of more than 300ha at Mt Perry.

The fire started about 11.30am at Sunday Creek Road and spread quickly through grass land.

Rural firefighter area director Tony Johnstone said 35 firefighters were on the scene and had contained the fire by about 7.15pm.

“Firefighters have backburned and the blaze is currently within containment lines,” he said.

A helicopter was also used to conduct water bombing.

The area director said no homes or property were threatened by the fire.

“People need to remember there is a total fire ban in place,” Mr Johnstone said.



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