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Fire burns within metres of two Bauple homes

A Bauple Dr bushfire was brought under control by multiple rural fire brigades.
A Bauple Dr bushfire was brought under control by multiple rural fire brigades. Valerie Horton

CANE turned to ash as a menacing blaze blackened more than 178ha and threatened two properties at Bauple on Wednesday.

Water-bombing helicopters were sent in to help ground crews fight off flames which came within metres of two homes.

Farmers called for help about 10.30am after the fire was spotted on the eastern side of Bauple Dr, about 2km off the Bruce Hwy.

Hot winds fanned the fast- moving fire, which was brought under control about 3.30pm.

One helicopter stayed on location for several hours to help prevent the fire from jumping the road.

Acting Area Inspector for the Rural Fire Service Brian Dale said the high intensity fire had presented many challenges for crews who battled sweltering conditions in their efforts to save the homes.

He said crews were "winding down" by about 4pm but the fire would continue to be patrolled overnight and checked again today to "ensure edges are secure".

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

More than 30 fires were burning across regional Queensland last night.

Updates and warnings can be found at ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

Topics:  bauple, fire, firefighters, homes, rural fire brigades, threatened




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