FALSE ALARM: The owner of a property was burning off weeds and stubble when the fireys turned up.
FALSE ALARM: The owner of a property was burning off weeds and stubble when the fireys turned up. Meg Gannon

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A SERIES of standard farming practices resulted in emergency services running to a 55 hectare paddock for what was believed to be a vegetation fire.

Dalby Fire Station received a call at 3.23pm, and arrived to the property on Jandowae Rd to find the farmer had been burning stubble and weeds off his paddock, according to captain Peter Mauch.

Captain Mauch said the fire was well contained and their was no risk of damage to neighbouring properties.


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