Ongoing bush fire 'could burn for weeks'

UPDATE 1.30PM: AN ongoing blaze at Sandy Creek at Stockyard Point is under control but Queensland Fire and Emergency Services say it could burn for weeks.

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing are responding to the blaze today which has been alight since October 11.

A spokesperson for QFES said aircraft were monitoring the blaze which was within containment.

Its cause is unknown.

UPDATE 8PM: THE blaze at Bald Hills Rd, Marlborough has been extinguished and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have left the scene.

The fire at Sandy Creek Stockyard Point, which started yesterday, is still ongoing.

A spokesperson from the QFES said the fire is still moving, with crews making a fire break earlier this evening.

Queensland Parks crews will stay overnight to monitor the fire, and will send additional crews out in the morning.

The blaze reported at Lee St, Walterhall near Mount Morgan was attended by a single QFES crew.

The crew discovered the "bush fire" was a small pile of burning rubbish.

BREAKING 1.30PM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services and Rural Fire Brigade crews are working to contain three separate bush fires across Central Queensland. 

At about 12.45pm today, crews responded to reports of a bush fire at Bald Hills Rd, Marlborough and just 15 minutes later, were called to a second blaze at Lee St, Walterhall near Mount Morgan. 

Crews are also still working to douse a blaze burning at Sandy Creek Stockyard Point Trk, Stockyard, which started yesterday morning.

Residents in the areas concerned are advised to close windows and doors. 

Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep medications close by. 

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. 

If you feel your property is under threat, call 000 immediately. 



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