Crews fight a grass fire at Memerambi on November 28, 2018.
Crews fight a grass fire at Memerambi on November 28, 2018. Christian Berechree

Heat continues as firefighters monitor blazes

AS THE dry, hot weather continues, firefighters are continuing to monitor several blazes around the South Burnett.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts maximum temperatures of 31 degrees for Kingaroy, very high fire danger warnings and south-westerly winds of up to 30km/h.

The complete fire ban is still in place across the region until 10am on Friday November 30, and BOM reported areas of smoke haze across the Burnett area.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews are currently monitoring five fires across the South Burnett.

There are seven QFES crews attending to a grass fire burning in Runnymede this morning.

The firefighters are currently working to contain the blaze, with is burning near Runnymede Rd and McCallum Rd.

The fire broke out yesterday afternoon and is not posing any threat to properties at this time.

QFES firefighters are currently attending a grass fire south of Blackbutt.

The fire, located at Spelling Gully Rd, Googa Creek is contained and posing no threat to properties at this time.

Crews are also on scene at a grass fire in Hodgleigh, which started earlier this morning.

The fire is located at 12 to 204 Bellbird Rd, and firefighters are monitoring.

Meanwhile, QFES crews are also monitoring a smouldering fire in Wattle Camp, near Birch Rd and northeast of Memerambi Barkers Creek Rd.

The fire, which originally broke out on Tuesday, is posing no threat to properties at this time.

In Kingaroy, firefighters are keeping an eye on a grass fire near 8 Knight St, which started on Monday.

If you believe you or your property is under threat call 000 immediately.

People in the area of these fires may be affected by smoke, and residents are urged to keep windows and doors closed.

Motorists are advised to be cautious and drive to conditions.

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