A vegetation is burning 'well under control' near the Blackwater Rolleston Rd. PHOTO: Rural Fire Service
A vegetation is burning 'well under control' near the Blackwater Rolleston Rd. PHOTO: Rural Fire Service

UPDATE: National Park fire burning 'well in control'

TUESDAY 7.45AM: THE fire burning near the Blackwater Rolleston Rd between the Humboldt State Forest and the Shotover State Forest is now burning 'well under control'.

The fire was contained last night, and a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson confirmed rangers from Parks and Wildlife will be returning this morning to monitor the fire.

A severe fire danger has been issued for the area today.

UPDATE 8pm: The vegetation fire burning near Blackwater Rolleston Road, in the vicinity of Shotover Range, has been upgraded to a bushfire.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and the QFES website said there is "no threat to property at this time."

QFES said crews will be back burning over the coming days and smoke may affect the area, including Blackwater Rolleston Road. 

Initial:  Two fires are currently burning south of Blackwater are being observed by Queensland Fire Services as a severe fire danger warning approaches.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the fires were not a concern at this stage and were being manages by parks and wildlife services as they are both burning close to state forest.

The first fire is at on Blackwater - Rolleston Rd, about 50km south of Blackwater.

The second is burning on the Dawson Highway near Dromedary.

A QFES spokesperson said this fire was burning in "completely inaccessible" terrain.

This fire too is currently under the control of parks and wildlife services.

A severe fire danger warning has been issued for the same area tomorrow.



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