Crews are on scene at a grass fire at Applethorpe.
Crews are on scene at a grass fire at Applethorpe. Bev Lacey

Grass fire engulfs paddock on Southern Downs

UPDATE 4.20pm: A grass fire at Applethorpe has been brought under control.

The fire reportedly engulfed three acres of land in a paddock but was contained by fire crews by 14.15pm this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3.18pm.

A spokeswoman from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said no property was believed to have been damaged in the blaze.

Fire crews remain on the scene.

INITIAL 3.30pm: Three acres of grass has been engulfed by fire in a paddock at Applethorpe.

A fire crew from Applethorpe has just arrived on scene and another crew from Broadwater is currently on their way.

A spokeswoman from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said it was known whether the blaze was threatening structures.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 3.18pm.


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