Fire crews battle blaze near hwy

UPDATE 4pm: Mount Larcom (near Gladstone)
Twelve fire crews continue to battle a large bushfire burning in the vicinity of Popenia Road and Darts Creek Road, Mount Larcom.

This fire broke out yesterday afternoon and has burnt approximately 800 hectares of land. Firefighters continue to construct fire breaks in the area and are backburning in order to control the fire.

A fire spotter aircraft was earlier deployed to this incident to conduct aerial reconnaissance in the area.

Motorists travelling along the Bruce Highway at Mount Larcom will be affected by a significant amount of smoke haze as a result of this fire and are reminded to drive to conditions.  

Sandringham (north of Rockhampton)
Fire crews continue to monitor a large bushfire burning near Sandringham Road, Sandringham. This fire has been burning since Saturday. There is no threat to property at this time.

Trotter Creek (near Rockhampton)
A fire spotter aircraft is currently conducting aerial reconnaissance at two bushfires burning near the Burnett Highway, Trotter Creek. The fires broke out this morning. Fire crews are backburning in the area in order to contain these fires. No property is currently under threat.

Emu Creek (near Emerald)
Three fire crews are currently on scene battling a grassfire burning near the Gregory Highway and Glengallan Road, Emu Creek. This fire has been burning since 12.30pm and is approximately 400 hectares in size. Firefighters are working with land owners to construct fire breaks to protect property in the vicinity of the fire. No properties are threatened at this time. Motorists travelling along the Gregory Highway, Emu Creek will be affected by large volumes of smoke and should take necessary precautions.  


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