A bushfire burns near Tara. Photo Contributed
A bushfire burns near Tara. Photo Contributed Contributed

Wildfire alert at Tara

A LEVEL three wildfire alert has been declared at Tara fire station, after a vegetation fire got out of control at about 11pm last night.

Three Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews attended the scene, which was in the vicinity of West Valley Rd, Christopher Rd, Timothy Rd and South Rd.

QFES Inspector Warren Buckley confirmed that a bulldozer had been destroyed by the fire, though no other damage has yet been reported.

"That's why our urban crews were called in," he said.

"We're stepping up to wildfire alert, level three, particularly at Tara station. At this stage, everything is within containment lines, but we've got a quick response capability there if we need it."

Tara's urban auxiliaries are equipped with two trucks, and led by Captain Gary Dicks.

They are standing by to support local rural fire crews if the containment lines are broken by the fire.

This is the second large fire in the area in a fortnight.

Residents in the area may be affected by a smoke haze and are asked to close windows and doors, and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
 


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