Large grassfire under control near Emerald
FIRE crews are at the scene of a large grass fire burning in the area of the Gemfields.
The fire broke out around 1.30pm yesterday and is posing no threat to properties.
The grass fire is burning safely within containment lines and crews are monitoring the fire throughout the day.
A smoke haze can be seen in the Gemfields and surrounding areas.
Residents are advised to shut windows and doors, and those who suffer from respiratory illnesses should keep medications close by.
Motorists are asked to be cautious and drive to conditions and be mindful of emergency services working in the area. If residents feel their property is under threat, they should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.