BACK BURN: Control Fire Burn with the Mount Maurice Fire Brigade on Jim Whyte Road, Burua.
BACK BURN: Control Fire Burn with the Mount Maurice Fire Brigade on Jim Whyte Road, Burua. Brenda Strong GLAFIRE

Firies kept busy battling blazes across Gladstone region

AS BUSHFIRES begin to sweep the state, fire services from Gladstone and surrounds were battling a number of blazes.

Thursday night saw a vegetation and grassfire at Clinton take hold around 11pm; authorities said it was contained and extinguished in a matter of minutes.

A permitted burn which did not require rural fire brigade assistance also burnt out at Baralaba on Thursday.

A fire near Old Tannum Sands Rd which had started mid-week was still being monitored despite no immediate threats to property.

A Rural Fire Service Queensland spokeswoman said the area had been blacked out as crews had managed the burn; the cause of the fire was not known.

"The crews were back the next afternoon (September 12) monitoring the fire and they were unsure whether it was deliberately lit or not, it's very hard to tell with most grassfires," she said.

Friday afternoon saw rural crews fighting uncontrolled fires at Thangool and Mt Larcom, however a Fire Communications operator said they were not significant fires as of Friday afternoon.

Authorities said on Friday that they weren't planning any controlled back burns in the region this weekend.