FILE PHOTO: A water bomber aircraft is working to contain a large grass fire at Mt Chalmers.
FILE PHOTO: A water bomber aircraft is working to contain a large grass fire at Mt Chalmers.

Water bomber fights large grass fire at Mt Chalmers

3.20PM SUNDAY: Police have been called to implement traffic control at Mt Chalmers, north-east of Rockhampton, as fire crews battle a large grass fire in the area.

Police crews were called to Sleipner Rd about 3pm following reports the road was completely covered in smoke.

Strong winds are fanning the flames as numerous fire units, both urban and rural, battle the blaze.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said fire-fighters were called to the grass fire at 12.30pm.

She said at 3.20pm there was a water bombing aircraft involved in containment efforts, along with two urban fire crews and three rural units.

The cause of the fire was unknown.



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