DUMP FIRE: Ducklo dump site up in flames after a non-suspicious fire started at 3pm Sunday.
DUMP FIRE: Ducklo dump site up in flames after a non-suspicious fire started at 3pm Sunday. Jessica Crofts

Ducklo Dump caught in flames

THE Rural fire brigade at Wilkie Creek were alerted by 000 calls to Ducklo Gulero Road, Kumbarilla after the Ducklo Domestic dump caught fire.

At approximately 3pm crews attended the scene and investigated the fire.

After further assessment crews decided no action needed to be taken.

Also attending the scene was on call weekend supervisor for the Western Downs Regional Council Brenton McMillan who waited for the flames to reside.

Mr McMillan said fire crews weren’t sure how the fire started but it was unsuspicious.

“Some people tend not to push their rubbish into the dump far enough and it can take a simple flame for a site like this to catch alight,” he said.

“The RFS said the flames will drop slowly and could continue to do so for awhile, but they will eventually die out.”

Mr McMillan said he would wait and watch the fire for a little longer before he would leave the scene.


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