Rural firies at a fire burning on Dern's Dr at Takura on Sunday.
Rural firies at a fire burning on Dern's Dr at Takura on Sunday. Alistair Brightman

Two Takura properties under threat as bushfires flare up

UPDATE: Bushfires that twice threatened homes in Takura across the weekend have again flared and are a danger to two properties in Dern's Dr.

Hervey Bay Rural Fire Brigade group officer Don Duffus told the Chronicle on Monday afternoon there were eight units at the scene battling the fire.

EARLIER: A blaze has twice threatened homes in Takura while a wildfire has wiped out 600 hectares of Tuan State Forest in a horror 48 hours for fire crews.

The Takura bushfire ignited near Dern's Dr on Saturday at noon and threatened homes before rural volunteers and urban officers bought it under control.

It reignited on Sunday forcing rural officers to again protect homes in danger until it was controlled.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service said the Tuan Forest bushfire near Maryborough-Tuan Forest Rd was contained on Saturday night.

The blaze south-east of Maryborough broke out at 12.30pm and did not threaten homes.

Rural fire crews told the Chronicle the fire was a product of two blazes that merged, while QFRS said a cause was still being investigated.It followed a Burrum Heads burn that wiped out 1000ha of the Burrum Heads National Park earlier in the week.

Hervey Bay Rural Fire Brigade group officer Don Duffus told the Chronicle dry weather had made the place a tinder box and urged caution to stop the recent break out of fires.

"If people see a genuine wild fire they should call it in immediately and they should be mindful not to discard cigarettes," Mr Duffus said.

"Because it's so critically dry now, that discarded smoke that maybe you could get away with in the past you won't now."

A total fire ban is in place in the Maryborough region.

People should phone 000 if they notice a bushfire.

Emergency services on their way to a fire burning in Tuan Forest near Maryborough.
Emergency services on their way to a fire burning in Tuan Forest near Maryborough. Hayden Johnson


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