Rural firies take breather

FOLLOWING an intense week of fighting grass, bush and forest fires, Fraser Coast rural firies were finally able to take a breath of fresh air at the weekend.

From Saturday to yesterday, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service reported no notable bush fires for the Fraser Coast region.

Rural crews from many other Queensland regions, however, weren't so fortunate.

Fire crews - including some from Maryborough - were still battling a huge forest fire burning near Kilkivan.

The fire was last night mostly burning within containment lines but water-bombing choppers were still needed to keep it under control.

At Barambah, crews were monitoring a large grass fire that broke out on Silver Perch Road on Saturday.

It was under control with no threats to homes.

Fire bans were imposed across the most of Queensland on Saturday night until tonight. They may be extended if dangerous fire conditions continue.

The Rural Fire Service has put a ban on the lighting of all fires in these areas, including permit fires as a precaution with high, and at times extreme, conditions expected to continue.



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