Warrill View fire posing no threat to property

LATEST: Fire crews remain on scene at a grass fire burning near Cunningham Highway, Wilsons Plains Road and Radford Road at Warrill View.

The fire is posing no threat to property at this time.

Firefighters have contained the fire and will remain on scene this evening to monitor.

Smoke may affect surrounding areas.

If affected, residents should close windows and doors and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by.

Smoke can decrease visibility, so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

 

Fire crews battle grass fire, smoke closes highway

UPDATE: The Cunningham Highway is closed at Warrill View due to a grass fire causing thick smoke in the area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews are at the scene but police are urging drivers to seek alternative routes.

QFES has also issued a Stay Informed notice for residents at Warrill View.

At 2.20pm, QFES advised there is a bushfire near Cunningham Highway, Wilsons Plains Rd and Radford Rd travelling in a north-east direction towards Warrill View Peak Crossing Rd, Warrill View.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Properties are not under direct threat at this time.

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

 

Emergency services on high alert as fire threat continues

EARLIER: Emergency services are still on high alert as dry conditions continue the onset of an early bush fire season.

Firefighters are reminding residents one spark from power tools or machinery could be enough to start a massive blaze.

On Thursday firies were called to a fire on the Cunningham Hwy at Warrill View while a fire ban remains in place in Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer and Scenic Rim.

Rural Fire Service (RFS) Area Director Kaye Healing said dry conditions meant even the smallest fire had the potential to spread quickly.

"Machinery such as tractors, slashers, welders and grinders can start grass fires, so anyone undertaking work around their property needs to do so with extreme caution," Ms Healing said.

"Our crews have recently attended a number of fires that were accidentally started through activities such as welding and slashing.

"Current fire weather conditions are catching people by surprise, and they just aren't prepared for how quickly a fire can start and spread."

Ms Healing said there were several precautions people should take when using power tools or machinery.

"If you must undertake these activities during dry conditions, you need to have appropriate resources to extinguish a fire if one starts," she said.

"If possible, have someone other than the tool operator available to watch closely for ignitions.

"There is no room for complacency. One spark is all it takes to ignite a blaze that can destroy property, infrastructure and lives."



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