UPDATE at 7.00am | UP to 60 firefighters have spent the night battling a massive shed fire in Logan which has sent hazardous fumes right across the region.
The suspicious blaze broke out at a property in Park Ridge around 11.30pm on Thursday but has since been brought under control by firefighters.
It’s understood the shed contained numerous rubber tyres as well as drums of oil and grease.
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“Crews will continue dampening down hot spots with the assistance of heavy machinery,” QFES said in a statement.
“A significant amount of smoke will continue to affect the area throughout the day and specialist FRS crews are monitoring air quality at the scene.”
Residents in Park Ridge, Marsden and Crestmead are expected to be the most affected by the smoke haze today.
EARLIER at 4.00am | RESIDENTS in Logan are being told to stay indoors and shut their windows as thick, toxic smoke blankets suburbs.
Multiple emergency services personnel were called to a property on Koplick Road in Park Ridge around 11.30pm on Thursday night after a shed containing rubber tyres and drums of oil and grease was set alight.
Queensland Police have released a statement and said the massive blaze has “created a thick, toxic smoke” which is moving across the area.
Residents in Park Ridge, Marsden and Crestmead, particularly those living in Beaumont Estate, are the most at risk and Police have set up diversions in the area.
Firefighters are battling a huge industrial fire at Logan this morning. Thousands of tyres are burning. A toxic smoke plume is covering nearby suburbs. Details on @sunriseon7 pic.twitter.com/QKyX339PAI
— Bianca Stone (@Bianca_Stone) March 18, 2021
A crime scene has been declared as officers work to determine the cause of the blaze.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said specialist crews are monitoring air quality at the scene.
” Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by,” QFES said in a statement.
“Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.
“If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.”
DEVELOPING: Firefighters are battling a massive industrial fire burning at Park Ridge.
A toxic smoke plume is drifting north across Marsden, residents being urged to stay indoors.
— Reece D'Alessandro (@R_DAlessandro9) March 18, 2021