A grassfire is burning in Dundathu.
A grassfire is burning in Dundathu. Alistair Brightman

Seven crews work for more than four hours to put blaze out

UPDATE: Seven crews worked for more than four hours to extinguish a grass fire that burnt through acres of bushland at Dundathu on Monday afternoon.  

Crews backburned an area of bushland by 4pm.

The fire which broke out near Churchhill Mines Rd and Peridge Rd was out by about 5.30pm. 

The cause of the fire is unknown, however it is not believed to be suspicious. 

EARLIER: Crews are working to contain a grassfire on the corner of Churchill Mine Rd and the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd in Dundathu.

Six crews are at the scene of the fire, which started about 1pm on Monday.

Bushfire at a property on Peridge Rd at Dundathu - incident control.
Bushfire at a property on Peridge Rd at Dundathu - incident control. Alistair Brightman

A spokeswoman from Queensland Fire and Rescue said crews were using high pressure hoses to contain the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. 

More to come.

 

Bushfire at a property on Peridge Rd at Dundathu - rural firies back at the scene.
Bushfire at a property on Peridge Rd at Dundathu - rural firies back at the scene. Alistair Brightman

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