A FIRE has destroyed a car and come very close to homes this afternoon near Mia Mia.
It has also damaged what appears to be a shipping container.
Heathcote brigade captain Carl Watkins said the fire spread to 17 hectares in size before crews brought it under control.
Two helicopter teams and 15 road based appliances fought the fire in paddocks near to the Mia Mia township area, he said.
Mr Watkins expected firefighters to remain on scene for another three to four hours blacking out spot fires in paddocks.
FIREFIGHTERS have brought a fire south of Mia Mia under control.
Crews remain on scene and are blacking out spot fires.
The fire has burned roughly five acres, according to one estimate at the scene.
It has damaged what appears to be a shipping container and has come close to a house.
It is not yet clear whether the house has been damaged.
"People located within Mia Mia are now able to resume normal activities," a revised revised public advice message reads.
The Threat is Reduced following the grassfire at Mia Mia.
This Advice message replaces the Watch & Act issued at 12:30PM, 27 December 2021.
The fire is now under control.
People located within Mia Mia are now able to resume normal activities.
Impacts in your area:
This message was issued by Country Fire Authority.
This will be the final message issued for this fire.
FIREFIGHTERS are battling windy conditions as they contend with a grass and scrub fire in Mia Mia.
At least two helicopters are on scene along with as many as 16 land-based fire crews as thick smoke blows through the area.
Firefighters are concentrating their public messaging on people living at the southern edge of the Mia Mia township, including those at the Blacksmiths Lane and Valley Road intersection.
Staying close to a building where you can shelter is the safest option, as conditions can change suddenly.- CFA 'Watch and Act' message advice
They have issued a "WATCH AND ACT - STAY NEAR SHELTER" message, which can be read below.
The fire is not yet under control and members of the public are being urged to keep checking emergency safety information on multiple online and media channels as it becomes available.
RESIDENTS are being ordered to stay near shelter as a bush and grassfire bears down on them at Mia Mia.
It comes as the number of fire crews being sent to - or arriving- at the scene swells to 12.
The fire is travelling northwards in the Valley Road vicinity.
This Watch and Act message is being issued for Mia Mia.
There is a grassfire at Valley Rd, Mia Mia that is not yet under control.
This grassfire is travelling in a northerly direction towards Blacksmith Lane and McKindlay Street.
CFA have crews on scene attending to the fire.
Keep roads clear where possible.
Staying close to a building where you can shelter is the safest option, as conditions can change suddenly.
Continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.
What you should do:
If the situation changes you will need to leave quickly. Plan to:
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
MULTIPLE fire crews are converging on a bushfire travelling rapidly towards in Mia Mia, near Redesdale.
A handful of fire crews are already on scene and preparing to try to cut it off but many others are racing to the scene.
It is a rapidly unfolding situation.
Fire crews were originally told there were two separate fires but have since confirmed it is just one.
More to come.
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