The big risk factor this fire season
Fire and emergency services have had their “first taste” of the bushfire season today.
A fast-moving grass fire has residents on alert north of Wivenhoe Dam in Gregors Creek.
Queensland and Fire Emergency Services Commissioner Greg Leach spoke to Scott Emerson on the latest ahead of the warmer months.
“Today is our first taste of our bushfire season,” he said.
There’s 40 vegetation fires across the state, with 76 trucks and 8 aircraft involved in bringing them under control.
He said there were fires in Cook Town in the north right through to the NSW border.
Large parts of inland Queensland have been put on alert for a ‘Very High’ bushfire danger, while in Gregors Creek, a number of structures were under threat earlier today.
There’s 23 trucks on scene, including 4 aircraft and the cause is unknown.
He said there were some unconfirmed reports a small number of people self-evacuated.
“One of our big risk factors this year is the potential for fast running grass fires.”
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