SATURDAY 10.55AM: THE battle to subdue the Nerimbera bushfire which has burnt since Wednesday, is continuing today. 

QFES confirmed that five Rural Fire crews remained at the scene of the blaze which was burning in multiple sectors.

Early this morning crews conducted patrols of the fire line to ensure it was kept contained. 

They are undertaking active firefighting activities including extinguishing spot fires on a nearby ridge and blackening out sections of bush land. 

A bulldozer operator is busy preparing fire breaks in the vicinity of Stover Rd. 

QFES said there was presently "nothing of concern" on the fire's perimeter. 

FRIDAY 2PM: QFES has issued another 'stay informed' advice regarding the Nerimbera bushfire. 

"As of at 1.15pm Friday, multiple crews are on scene at a bushfire burning between Arnold Drv, Stover Rd and Mulgoodoo Rd," QFES said. 

"Water bombing aircraft and a dozer are being used to strengthen containment lines."

There are nine crews at the scene with another on the way. 

People in Allenstown and Depot Hill will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

FRIDAY, 10am: CREWS continued to work throughout the night to contain a large bushfire at Nerimbera.

Most of the blaze, which first took hold Wednesday evening, is now burning within containment lines.

Two remaining areas, however, are currently not under control.

A QFES spokeswoman this morning confirmed there had also been little fire activity overnight.

This allowed multiple crews to establish containment lines, eventually gaining control of the blaze.

She said crews planned to construct a fire break between Holcim Quarry and nearby roads today.

As of 9am Friday morning, nine crews remained at the scene.

It is understood the bushfire poses no immediate threat to properties.

However, residents are urged to monitor the situation closely as a 'Stay Informed' warning remains in place. 

THURSDAY, 6.00PM: THE battle against the Nerimbera bushfire looks set to continue into the night. 

A QFES spokesperson said fire crews had spent the afternoon using machinery to create a fire break between the Holcim Quarry and Stover Rd.

Waterbombing activity concluded for the day at 5.45pm. 

While some fire crews have been stood down, a number will remain to keep an eye on the fire overnight.  

3.30PM: SEVENTEEN units remain on site at Nerimbera working to contain a large bushfire.

RACQ Capricorn Rescue also remain on scene, waterbombing the area.

Residents from nearby properties on Black Creek Rd have started the process of evacuating.

It is important to note no immediate evacuation orders have been provided.

Flames reached the perimeter of the quarry, though works continued as usual.

However, residents in the area are urged to monitor the situation.

1.15PM: FIRE CREWS are conducting back burning to protect properties in the area as a bushfire has broken out on Arnold Dr, Nerimbera.

The nearby quarry may be getting evacuated.

Aerial assistance is on the way from Bundaberg.


12.45PM: RESIDENTS of Allenstown and Depot are being warned there is smoke in the area that will reduce visibility and air quality.

QFES have put out a stay informed notice for the Nerimbera bushfire.

As of 12.30pm, multiple crews were on scene at a bushfire on Arnold Dr and water bombing are aslo being used to contain the fire.

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

12.15PM: UP TO 10 fire trucks have been deployed to the Nerimbera fire as the blaze intensifies.

It is understood aircraft has been called in.

QFES believe the fire is heading towards Emu Park Rd.

A homeowner has called triple-0 to report the fire is only 15 metres away from her fence line.

Emergency crews close access to Arnold Dr at Nerimbera
Emergency crews close access to Arnold Dr at Nerimbera

11.29AM: EMERGENCY crews are working to contain a bushfire which continues to burn since it first ignited on Wednesday evening.

At least four units were reported to be on scene at Arnold Dr, Nerimbera, just before 11am.

The sizeable blaze has since reportedly started to jump parts of the same road.

As result, police have been called in to close the road to motorists.

It is understood the fire poses no immediate threat to properties.

However, residents in the area are urged to monitor the situation.

If you believe your property is under threat, you should call triple-0 (000) immediately.


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