Vegetation fires are burning in Conondale and Woodford. Photo: Chris Ison / File
Vegetation fires are burning in Conondale and Woodford. Photo: Chris Ison / File

Stay informed: Warnings issued for hinterland fires

Firefighters have rushed to two separate vegetation fires west of the Sunshine Coast as dry and windy conditions cause a “very high” fire danger warning.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said in a statement crews had been called to fires at Conondale and Woodford on Saturday, which were sitting at an “advice” and “stay informed” warnings respectively.

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As of 2.15pm, the Conondale fire was burning near Aherns Rd and Harper Creek Rd and was travelling in an easterly direction towards Corks Pocket Rd.

Traffic restrictions are in place and motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

No properties are under threat from either fire at this time.

As of 2pm, the Woodford grass fire was burning on Neurum Rd, west of Woodford near the Woodford Correctional Centre and Stanley River.

“Firefighters are working to contain the fire and are monitoring the situation,” a QFES representative said.

People in the Conondale and Woodford areas will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call triple-0 immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

The Rural Fire Service has reported a very high fire danger warning for southeast Queensland on Saturday.


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