Firefighters claim victory over Woodgate blaze

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Firefighters say burnt areas after the Woodgate fire will recover.
Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade says: “After the fire the park will come back to life. Already the banksias and the hakeas are starting to drop their seeds and the rain will quickly spur on new growth.”

Firefighters are claiming victory after six days of battling a persistent bushfire in the area of Burrum Coast National Park near Woodgate.

Earlier today, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) said the fire was fully contained and posed no threat to property.

“Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews will patrol the area over the weekend,” QFES said.

Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade said rain last night was very welcome and had an almost instant impact on the fire.

Woodgate received 18mm of rain overnight on Friday, according to the weather bureau.

“This morning there was very little active flame so all rural brigades were stood down and patrolling and final ‘blacking out' was left in the hands of QPWS teams,” Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade said on Facebook.

The rain last night was very welcome and had an almost instant impact on the fire burning in the park.This morning…

Posted by Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade on Friday, March 15, 2019

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