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VIDEO: Fire fighters save homes from fire at Caboolture

Fire crews battle a grass fire threatening homes at Tiffany Crt in Caboolture on November 3, 2014. Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News
Fire crews battle a grass fire threatening homes at Tiffany Crt in Caboolture on November 3, 2014. Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News Jorge Branco

UPDATE 5PM: FIRE Fighters have battled flames to save homes from a large grass fire in Caboolture.

The fences of at least six homes in Tiffany Ct, Caboolture, caught fire this afternoon after a fire started in nearby bushland.

Karla Netana's home was one of those under threat before fire crews beat back the flames with water and fire-suppressing foam.

When Karla's partner Jason Volange first saw the fire he thought it was a burn-off or back-burning until he realised how fast it was spreading.

"I was just worried about our house and belongings, making sure everyone was safe," Karla said.

"They just managed to get here and blow it away so it was very lucky.

"That's how fast it went."

At about 2.55pm, crews were called to a fire burning in bushland bordering the Bruce Highway in northern Caboolture.

Dozens of residents stood in the street to watch as smoke billowed above their homes.

As many as six Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews were on scene throughout the afternoon, along with police, paramedics and staff from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Fire Suppression Unit.

 

 

Caboolture Fire Station Officer Paul Hill said crews brought the fire under control by about 4pm

"Upon arrival we had a large grass fire which has already ignited the fence lines to a number of neighbouring properties," he said.

"The extent of the fire escalated to threaten the homes if and when the fences failed.

"I gave a priority call for a further five appliances, which arrived in a very short time.

"Fire actions were carried out until the fire was contained and surrounded."

He said QFES and MBRC crews would continue to monitor the fire into the night.

Station Officer Hill urged homeowners to make sure their garden hoses were in "A1 condition" and their gutters were cleaned heading into a potentially busy fire season.

 

 

EARLIER

FIRE crews are fighting a grassfire that is posing a threat to houses on Male Road, Caboolture. 

The fire that started in Tiffany Court has now moved to the corner of Male Road and Elof Road.

The six fire crews are performing property protection with the fire that broke out at about 2.55pm. 

Karla Netana's Tiffany Court home  backs onto the burning area of bushland.

At one stage the fire was burning at the base of her back fence but fire fighters managed to control it in that area.

"I was just worried about our house and belongings, making sure everyone was safe, " she said.

"They just managed to get here and blow it away so it was very lucky.

"That's how fast it went."

When Karla's partner Jason Volange first saw the fire he thought it was a burn-off until he saw how fast it was spreading.

 

Check out these photos sent in by our followers on Facebook.

 

Here are some photos our followers on Facebook contributed of the fire on the corner of Male Road and Elof Road in Caboolture.

Topics:  caboolture emergency services fire


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