A rural fire truck.
A rural fire truck. Gerard Walsh

Vegetation fires burn across Darling Downs on windy day

SEVERAL large vegetation fires across the Darling Downs and Granite Belt regions have led to a very busy day for local fire crews.

In was expected to be a high fire danger day due to strong winds.

Twelve fire crews are on the scene of a fire in Goodger, near Cooyar.

The fire, on Stuart Valley Dr, was reported just after 2.30pm.

Just around the corner, six crews are battling a fire on the New England Highway near Cooyar.

That vegetation fire was reported just before 9am.

Five crews are on the scene of a vegetation fire on Kiepes Rd at Upper Flagstone. That fire was reported at about 1.45pm.

One crew is on the scene of a vegetation fire on Lock St near Stanthorpe, while crews earlier attended a vegetation fire on Tullagrie Rd near Tara.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has advised Smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.

"Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition," a QFES spokesperson said.

"Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions.

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

 



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