UPDATE: Plane fly over to monitor Targinnie grass fire
Tuesday 6th 11am:
A PLANE has just flown over to monitor the fire in Targinne that is burning over a couple hundred hectares.
The fire is burning in low grass and is not threatenning any buildings.
There are no crews on the scene but they be returning to the fire today to monitor it.
The fire started on Saturday.
LOCAL fire crews are continuing to back burn along Targinnie Rd in order to protect homes in the area.
No homes are currently under threat and no property was lost throughout the day.
Fire crews will conduct back burning operations into the night and will monitor the situation on the ground.
FIRE crews have set up a containment line along Targinnie Rd to defend properties under threat from a grass fire.
The grass fire burned only meters away from one property where fire crews had the situation under control.
The wind conditions had died down but blustery conditions persisted. The wind changed direction several times.
The First Officer at Mt Larcom Rural Fire Service Trever Rowe said the fire started on Forrest Rd yesterday afternoon.
Fire crews have been battling the fire throughout the night.
A 'fire spotter' helicopter has been issued to survey the area under threat.
FIRE crews have just called for a fire bomber to help fight a fire is expected to approach a home in Targinnie.
The intense 60 acre grass fire is currently heading straight towards the house and is expected to reach the home within five minutes.
A fire bomber is about to be sent from Rockhampton to help.
A head of cattle is expected to be impacted within 20 minutes.