Friday, 21 February 2020
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Carney’s Creek fire contained, smoke covers district

All fire fronts in the Carney’s Creek blaze are burning within containment lines.

Boonah Rural Fires Group Officer, Trevor Turner, reported today that the last of the multiple fire fronts was contained at 6.00pm last night.

“That was one of the two heading towards The Head Road – when we tied that off last night it meant that all the fronts were burning well within the firebreaks.”

The Head Road, however, is expected to be closed for some days yet.

“There is still the danger of more trees falling and rocks sliding down onto the road.”

Today, fire crews have been, and will continue to monitor all firebreaks and continue mopping up operations.

Jon Chalk from the Croftby-Carney’s Creek Primary Producer Brigade said it had been a tough week for all the firefighters involved since the fire started beside Hardcastle Road on Monday afternoon.

“the winds have been kind to us in the last couple of days which has helped.”

And he added that the smoke haze today was most likely coming from the fire front that came from Hardcastle Road and made its way along Kinnane’s cliffs and burned round to the top of The Head Road.

“It’s moved round from The Head Range around to White Swamp on the New South Wales side. That’s where the majority of the smoke is coming from.”

While Carney’s Creek Road is open on the Queensland side, the Guardian has not been able to ascertain whether it is open on the other side of the Border.