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Fires still rage in Esk region after hot weekend

South Eastern region Volunteer Community Educators stationed at Esk on the weekend (photo courtesy QFES Facebook).
South Eastern region Volunteer Community Educators stationed at Esk on the weekend (photo courtesy QFES Facebook).

Ten Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews remain on scene at a grass fire burning near Esk.

The fire which started during the hot long weekend is still raging in the vicinity of Glen Esk Rd, Falls Road and Chaille Road, Esk.

QFES said crews were continuing back burning operations to further strengthen containment lines.

Water bombing and air observation aircraft will be working throughout this afternoon.

A large volume of smoke will continue to be seen in the area and residents are advised to close windows and doors.

Those who suffer from respiratory illnesses should keep medications close by.

Motorists are urged to drive to conditions and be aware of emergency services vehicles working in the area.

If you feel your property is under threat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

The fire burned through containment lines yesterday when QFES Volunteer Community Educators (VCE) were stationed at the Friendly Grocer on Ipswich Street, Esk, to provide residents with information and updates. 

On Friday QFES crews were called to a grass fire burning in the vicinity of East Street and Ipswich Street, Esk. 

Topics:  bushfire, esk, queensland fire and emergency services


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