A SHIPPING container used as a home has been destroyed in a grass fire near Townsville yesterday.
The container, at Blue Mountain Drive at Bluewater Park, was unoccupied at the time.
The grass fire has been burning since 9.30pm Wednesday with firefighters struggling to access the area.
There are 12 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews on site, with the Department of Community Safety warning locals to take precautionary measures.
Locals have been told to close all windows and doors, wear protective clothing and have a generator or petrol pump ready.
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