Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

12 crews on scene of massive grass fire near Yeppoon

UPDATE 7.05pm: This fire is now out.

UPDATE 3.20pm: UP to 12 fire crews are fighting a major grass fire on Cobraball Road near Yeppoon which had been threatening nearby structures.

A mix of urban and rural fire crews arrived on scene around 12.30pm, where the blaze was estimated to be five to 10 acres in size.

Crews were concerned about the fire travelling towards a nearby house, but were able to take preventative measures to avoid any damage to structures.

A spokesperson for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said the fire was contained on both the north-western side and the southern side.

It is estimated around 30 hectares of land has been burned by the blaze, with one power pole damaged by the fire.

Crews are now working to strengthen current fire breaks and back burn in the area.

QFES warns that smoke will be affecting the areas around Cobraball Road, Yeppoon Road and Old Byfield Road.

UPDATE 2.30pm: GRATER machinery is putting in fire breaks at the scene in an effort to control a large blaze.

A QFES spokesman said crews are back burning to try and control the fire.

UPDATE 2pm: EXTRA crews have been immediately called to a blaze on the Capricorn Coast as a structure is under threat by fire.

Fire crews stated a structure was under direct threat from a fire on Cobraball Rd around 1.45pm after the grass fire started around 1pm.

BREAKING: CREWS are fighting to contain a large fire burning on the Capricorn Coast this afternoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to Cobraball Rd around 12.30pm to reports of a large grass fire across between five and 10 acres of land.

Two fire crews are on scene.

More to come.