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Two Fraser Coast fires continue to burn

Four fires continue to burn outside Maryborough. Crews regroup for the Aldershot, Walliebum fires at the Operations Support Unit on Churchill Mines Road.
Four fires continue to burn outside Maryborough. Crews regroup for the Aldershot, Walliebum fires at the Operations Support Unit on Churchill Mines Road. Valerie Horton

MORNING UPDATE: FIRE crews extinguished the blaze burning in Burgowan near Torbanlea overnight.

The fire had been burning since Christmas day and threatened a home.

Rural Fire Service and Queensland Parks and Wildlife crews also remain on the ground as a fire continues to rage in inaccessible bushland on Churchill Mines Rd in Walliebum.

That fire is not posing a threat to property.

EARLIER: FIRES at Aldershot, Burgowan, Walliebum and Dunmora raged through on Boxing Day as urban and rural fire crews fought to establish containment lines and bring the blazes under control.

Queensland Fire and Rescue station officer Mark Stuart said the Burgowan fire that threatened a Torbanlea home previously was contained by 4pm.

"There have been no injuries and no property is under threat," he said on Thursday.

The blaze between Churchill Mines Rd and Aldershot was expected to continue burning, with arrangements made to refresh crews for the long haul.

Mr Stuart said crews were still working to widen fire breaks and extinguish spot fires Thursday evening.

He estimated more than 40sq km of bushland was burned.

Maryborough looked like a pollution-choked city on Boxing Day as smoke from the two days of fire washed over the city.

Despite reduced visibility, Maryborough Post Office and Criterion Hotel manager Joe Minehan said the ashen air failed to keep most people from venturing out.

"It's still an opportunity for people to enjoy themselves," Mr Minehan said.

Aldershot woman Kathy Hodges disagreed and said there was thick smoke engulfing her home yesterday.

"The pool was full of ash," she said.

Ms Hodges said the smoke deterred her from leaving the house.

"It's really hard to get information - it's always a worry."

Topics:  fire fraser coast queensland fire and rescue



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