MULGILDIE GRASS FIRE: Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergencies services are on scene at a grassfire in Mulgildie. Picture: File
MULGILDIE GRASS FIRE: Multiple Queensland Fire and Emergencies services are on scene at a grassfire in Mulgildie. Picture: File

Multiple crews attend grass fire in Mulgildie

UPDATE 4:30PM: 

This fire has now been contained.

A spokesman for the North Coast QFES said the fire was successfully extinguished just before 4pm. 

A QAS spokeswoman said the man treated for minor burns did not have to be transported to hospital. 

EARLIER:

MULTIPLE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews and paramedics are on scene at a grass fire burning near the Burnett Highway at Mulgildie.

A QFES spokeswoman said crews have now contained the blaze at the corner of Selene Mine Rd and the Burnett Hwy.

"Crews have used heavy machinery to create a break to stop the fire from spreading," the spokeswoman said.

"It appears the grassfire began after a truck fire started on the side of the highway."

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and have closed the highway due to heavy smoke in the area.

The fire broke out around 12.30pm, and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Paramedics were called to the scene at 2.04pm, assessing a male patient for minor burns according to a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) spokeswoman.

"They're currently still on scene," she said.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and to keep medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.

Motorists should avoid the area.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call triple-0 (000) immediately.


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