Water bombers prepared to fight CQ fire
UPDATE 5:37pm: FIVE crews and an observation aircraft responded to a fire in Canoona on Friday afternoon.
The fire ignited about 1pm and Queensland Fire Emergency Service officers battled into the evening as the blaze burned close to the Bruce Highway near Yaamba.
A QFES spokesman urged drivers to look out for firefighters who were working alongside the road.The fire is said to be burning in thick terrain with many parts inaccessible. Water bombers were on standby in preparation to fight the fire if conditions worsened.
UPDATE 3pm: An ambulance is en route to the Yaamba pub to attend to a fire fighter suffering heat exhaustion.
It is believed he was fighting a nearby grass fire which now has four crews on the scene and another two en route.
At this stage, the fire is not at any alert level.
INITIAL 1:30pm: There is a fire burning on the Bruce Highway near Yaamba.
Two vehicles are currently en route to the scene.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are warning nearby residents smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.
Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.
Motorists should use caution and drive to conditions. If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.