UPDATE: Gladstone region bushfire close to contained
UPDATE, 4.50pm: A large bushfire burning at Euleilah appears to be near contained.
As of 3.50pm, only three crews remained at the scene.
Properties in the surrounding areas are not under threat.
Reports suggested over five hectares of land had been burned in the fire's early stages.
Residents are urged to monitor conditions and act accordingly.
UPDATE, 2.40pm: SIX crews are currently battling a large bushfire in the Gladstone region.
As of 1.30pm, QFES confirmed the blaze had burned over five hectares of land at Euleilah.
It is understood the blaze no longer poses a threat to nearby properties.
The fire first broke out at Taunton Rd just before 1pm Saturday afternoon.
However, residents are urged to remain vigilant and to monitor any changes.
INITIAL, 1.15pm: Multiple fire crews have been deployed to contain a bushfire which broke out in the Gladstone region this afternoon.
The blaze first took hold of a grassed area on Taunton Rd at Euleilah around 12.45pm.
It is understood residents reported flames to be as close as 300 meters to some properties.
However, no evacuations have been ordered or undertaken at this time.
At least five acres of land have reportedly been impacted by the flames.
Two rural fire crews are currently on scene, with three more en route.
A QFES spokesman said smoke may affect residents and motorists in the area.
Residents are reminded to close both their doors and windows and keep medication close by.
Motorists are also urged to exercise caution and drive to conditions.
If you believe your property is under threat, you should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.