The Queensland Fire and Rescue Services are working to contain a bushfire that has broken out near Springsure.
QFES confirmed that three crews were on site and receiving air support during the fire in Joe’s Orion Aircraft Reservation.
Emergency services are warning of an increased risk of fire across the Capricornia region due to severe heat wave conditions.
Data from the Bureau of Meteorology show that the temperature in Rockhampton was 40.4 ° C at 3:30 p.m., Gladstone was 36.5 ° C, Yeppoon 31.3 ° C and Emerald was 39.1 ° C. </ While the Springusre fire posed no threat to property, QFES warned that smoke could affect the Dawson Highway all Monday afternoon.
A number of other fires are burning in the area, as reported by Rural Fire Queensland’s coverage.
One crew is on their way to a fire on Darts Creek Rd, Darts Creek, four crews are on site by a grass fire on Cawarral Rd, Tungamull, and six crews are on site by a bush fire on Stones Rd, Woodbury.
Residents in the vicinity are asked to close windows and doors. If they have respiratory problems, keep medication nearby.
If residents are concerned that their property is being threatened, they are advised to call Triple-0 (000) immediately.
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