Firies battle blazes in East Deep Creek

MONDAY:

EMERGENCY services are continuing to battle blazes in East Deep Creek today, including the fire that created a large plume of smoke seen over Gympie yesterday.

Monitoring the situation overnight, QFS media confirmed there had been flare-ups at the property on 212 East Deep Creek Rd, but had not yet broken containment lines.

Crews have also responded to another fire in the same suburb, with at least one unit on site at 9 Spada Rd near Flood Rd, Schmidt Rd and Penny Road.

The fire broke out this morning and is not threatening property at this time.

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Firefighters are constructing control lines and monitoring the fire.

Residents will be affected by a smoke haze throughout the day and are advised to close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they should call 000 immediately. 

 

SUNDAY:

THERE is no need for alarm over the plume of smoke near Gympie, according to fire officers. 

The smoke is visible from across Gympie as it rises south-east of the town. 

A Queensland Fire and Communications spokesman said the smoke was the result of a "prescribed burn" on a East Deep Creek property.

He said Rural Fire Brigade personnel were overseeing the burn. 

Further south, a large bushfire is burning at Peregian Springs, with 11 fire trucks working overnight to contain the blaze. 

READ MORE: 11 fire trucks at huge bushfire in Sunshine Coast woodland

The smoke plume rises south-east of Gympie.
The smoke plume rises south-east of Gympie. Francesca Mcmackin
Gympie Times


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