Storms help control fires

FIRES, which got out of control on the Southern Downs on Wednesday, were yesterday burning within containment lines and, as the Daily News went to print, getting some much-needed rain from storms.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service rural operations area director Bruce Ehrlich said crews were still at a fire at Swanfels, which started on Wednesday and threatened two homes.

The rural crews worked well into the night on Wednesday back burning and ensuring the fire stayed away from homes.

“At the moment I haven’t heard any more from out there at Inglewood so I gather that fire has been contained and Swanfels is still contained at present,”

Mr Ehrlich said yesterday evening.

“The weather conditions are welcome, I just hope the storm rains are a lot more widespread.”

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