Emergency services raced to contain a grassfire that destroyed seven vehicles and threatened a Blue Mountain home on Sunday November 1. Picture: ZIzi Averill
Emergency services raced to contain a grassfire that destroyed seven vehicles and threatened a Blue Mountain home on Sunday November 1. Picture: ZIzi Averill Zizi Averill

Firefighters save home as seven vehicles destroyed in blaze

UPDATE: 6PM: FIREFIGHTERS have saved a Blue Mountain home from a blaze that tore through grassland and destroyed seven vehicles on a rural property. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the blaze was initially reported at 1.30pm and quickly burnt through grassland and completely engulfed the vehicles.   

She said six crews from both urban and rural brigades raced to the blaze which was reported to be threatening a home.   

She said police and paramedics were also called as fire crews battled against the flames. 

It is understood four hectares were burnt, but fire crews managed to keep the damage away from the buildings. 

She said crews were able to contain the blaze by 2.30pm, with the Blue Mountain brigade remaining to monitor and mop up the incident.   

There are fears a large fire in Blue Mountain will threaten a home.
There are fears a large fire in Blue Mountain will threaten a home.

INITIAL: EMERGENCY services are racing after reports of a home threatened by flames, with nearby cars fully engulfed in a blaze.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said five crews were heading to the blaze at Blue Mountain, after a number of cars were on fire near a home.

A Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were on their way to a house fire at Blue Mountain, which was initially reported at 12.40pm.

He said the house on Blue Mountain Rd was under threat.  

Smoke billlowing from a large fire in Blue Mountain
Smoke billlowing from a large fire in Blue Mountain

 

The spokesman said the fire was large and it was unknown if any people were inside  

There are reports nearby cars have been caught in the blaze.

It is understood QFES crews from Sarina, Blue Mountain and Walkerston have been tasked to the fire.


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