THIRSTY WORK: Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade crew leader Mark Hessling gives a ringtail possum a drink.
THIRSTY WORK: Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade crew leader Mark Hessling gives a ringtail possum a drink. Contributed

Crews work to keep 3000 hectare fire under control

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services crews will continue to patrol the scene of a bushfire that burnt about 3000 hectares at Flagstone, Undullah and Ripley.

A QFES spokesperson said the fire does not pose an immediate threat but smoke may continue to affect surrounding areas.

The fire is burning safely within containment lines between New Beith Rd, west to Undullah Rd and there was no threat to property as of Monday afternoon.

Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade first officer Fabian Stangherlin said a small amount of rain had helped the situation this morning but crews would continue to monitor the scene over the coming days.

Smoke may still affect Undullah, Ripley, South Ripley, Springfield, Greenbank, Flagstone and Deebing Heights.

About 150 trucks were used throughout the weekend and about 450 volunteers from local crews, as well as from Gold Coast, Logan, Beaudesert and West Moreton groups were on hand to help out.

The SES provided assistance and members of the community provided volunteers with food and water.

"It's pretty much all under control," Mr Stangherlin said. "I'd like to thank all our rural fire brigades and everyone else that came and assisted.

"Without their support we wouldn't have been able to achieve a successful outcome."

Mr Stangherlin said firefighters had to respond to half a dozen other fires while the main blaze was ongoing and he urged residents to be sensible and follow guidelines.

"Our bushfire is not over until we get some significant rain," he said. "By all means, think twice about lighting a fire.

"All of the fires we went to had the potential to burn properties."