Fires continue to plague South East


It was another busy day for Queensland fire fighters battling dozens of blazes across the state.

And forecast hot dry conditions and increasing winds in coming days, could see more outbreaks.

Mikaela Aitken reports.

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Fire crews are working 24 hours a day in a number of key areas, like here at Greenbank south west of Brisbane, to secure containment lines.

Most of the fires near Brisbane are now under control but flare-ups are continuing to cause problems in the Spring Mountain Forest Park.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services say there’s now a heavy build up of vegetation causing concerns with conditions expected to worsen over the coming days.

Clinton Neuman, Qld Fire Ramp Rescue Service: “At this stage, the conditions are not favourable for us, obviously we’ve got some strong winds which we’ve got to keep an eye on. So we’ll have plenty of resources here making sure we’re keeping on that sort of stuff.”

While the blaze is under control now fire and rescue crews remain vigilant as any change in wind could provide a threat to nearby properties.

Resources are being stretched to the limit, with crews from Brisbane, Deception Bay and Logan joining forces.

Elsewhere, emergency crews are battling other outbreaks.

Blazes are currently burning in areas surrounding Grantham, Charleville, Mundubbera and Gympie.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts little or no rain in the next few days, with gusty winds and hot conditions.

Tonight emergency services are working to reduce the threat.

Mikaela Aitken, QUT News.