Conditions hamper firefighters

GOLD Coast fire fighters had to battle strong wind and difficult terrain to put out a grass fire at Mudgeeraba this morning.

Two Queensland Fire and Rescue crews and three rural crews fought the fire on Monaro Rd for more than three hours.

Fire fighters were at the scene at 12.45am until about 4am this morning.

Robina fire station officer Matt Holiday said because of the strong wind the crews were trying to extinguish the fire quickly.

"Initially the fire was threatening homes in the area," Mr Holiday said.

"Because there was a lot if timber at the core of the fire it was throwing up large embers. If it jumped the road then it would have being in open bush land."

Mr Holiday said people needed to be prepared this fire season and have hoses that can reach their entire properties.



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