CLEAR WARNING: Fireys are urging rural residential property owners to ensure their driveways were clear enough for fire trucks to get through.
CLEAR WARNING: Fireys are urging rural residential property owners to ensure their driveways were clear enough for fire trucks to get through. Mike Knott BUN100418FIRE24

'We can't help if our trucks can't get through': Fireys

FLAMES came within about 40m of a house at Sharon before firefighters were able to bring the grass fire under control.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Bundaberg station officer Andrew McCracken said multiple units responded to the blaze about 2.30pm Saturday at properties along Stitts Rd.

He said one property owner was burning a small section of grass when it jumped and got away into two neighbouring properties.

"Initially there was one urban vehicle and one rural and then three additional rural trucks arrived," he said.

"It did threaten structures.

"There was a house probably 40m away from the edge of the burn.

"We had it under control in under an hour."

The fire also prompted a warning from fireys, with rural residential property owners urged to ensure their driveways were clear enough for fire trucks to get through.

"The message for owners is to ensure we can actually get our trucks into their driveways if they have a fire," Mr McCracken said.

"We come across a number of properties that have over hanging trees, driveways that have fallen away or are damaged, and it makes it difficult.

"If we can't get in we can't fight fires.

"It would be pretty bad for some people to see if we couldn't get up their driveway and their house burnt to the ground."


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