The Cunningham Hwy, Saturday September 9, 2017. A reader took this shot of a fire burning near the hwy. Firefighters undertook backburning operations in the area.
The Cunningham Hwy, Saturday September 9, 2017. A reader took this shot of a fire burning near the hwy. Firefighters undertook backburning operations in the area. Leanne Jury

Six crews called to Ipswich fire

UPDATE 3.45PM: 

SIX crews will soon be on the scene of a fire at Bundamba near Mary St. 

The fire is burning within containment lines and there is no threat to property. 

Smoke is affecting the area.

 

UPDATE 3.20PM: 

EXTRA crews have been called to a grass fire at Bundamba.

Three firetrucks are already on scene with two more on the way. Another was called just before 4pm.

Firefighters are conducting back burning behind homes on Mary St.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call 000 immediately.

Fire fighters at the scene of a fire in bushland between Blackstone and Bundamba on Sunday.
Fire fighters at the scene of a fire in bushland between Blackstone and Bundamba on Sunday. Rob Williams

 

UPDATE:

A FIRE is burning at Barclay St Bundamba. 

Rural Fire Services Queensland says the fire began about noon, Sunday.

Two fire trucks are on the scene. 

Smoke may affect those nearby and residents have been advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Fire behind properties on Naomi Street in Bundamba on Sunday.
Fire behind properties on Naomi Street in Bundamba on Sunday. Rob Williams

 

EARLIER:

A WILD fire burning in the Ipswich region yesterday afternoon sent plumes of smoke into the air near Rosewood while a second fire attracted attention at Bundamba.

Eight crews were called to the grass fire at Rosewood-Warrill View Rd, Mount Walker, which broke out just after 2pm.

The fire was described as fast moving and Queensland Ambulance officers were called to the scene to ensure firefighters' safety.

But within an hour the team of rural and urban firefighters had brought the blaze under control.

A second grass fire was burning most of the afternoon at Bundamba, coming close to the Cunningham Hwy.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services alerted residents in Bundamba of the potential smoke hazard in the areas of Barclay St and Brentwood Drive, from the grass fire which broke out about 3.20pm.

Yesterday afternoon, and into the evening, firefighters undertook back burning operations in the area of Bundamba with smoke affecting Blackstone, Ebbw Vale and Silkstone.

Smoke in the air as seen looking East from the Ipswich Hockey Complex at Raceview on Saturday.
Smoke in the air as seen looking East from the Ipswich Hockey Complex at Raceview on Saturday. Rob Williams

This year's bush fire season is expected to be severe. 

As of Friday, fire permits have been cancelled across eight local government areas including Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Logan City. 

A grass fire burning in Ipswich on Saturday. A reader took this photo standing on Redbank Plains Rd.
A grass fire burning in Ipswich on Saturday. A reader took this photo standing on Redbank Plains Rd. Antoney Vincent Christersen

Fires under two metres in any direction are still permitted, as is the use of power tools and machinery, however, extreme care must be taken and adequate equipment available to extinguish any fire that may start.

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