Six fire crews are currently tending to a bushfire near a Norman Gardens estate. Picture: Mark Spencer.
Six fire crews are currently tending to a bushfire near a Norman Gardens estate. Picture: Mark Spencer.

UPDATE: More crews sent to battle North Rocky blaze

UPDATE, 3.20pm: Six fire crews are now confirmed to be on scene at bushfire near a Norman Gardens estate.

A QFES spokeswoman could not confirm why a further three crews have been deployed to the blaze in the last hour.

It is understood no surrounding properties are under threat.

UPDATE, 2.40pm: Another crew has been deployed to assist with a vegetation fire at Norman Gardens.

There are currently three crews on scene working to contain the blaze.

It is understood the fire has been burning since around midday.

The blaze poses no threat to nearby properties.

Norman Garden resident Mark Spencer's photo shows smoke passing over nearby mountaintops.
Norman Garden resident Mark Spencer's photo shows smoke passing over nearby mountaintops.

INITIAL, 2.20pm: Emergency services are currently tending to a vegetation fire which has broken out at North Rockhampton.

The blaze first occurred near the intersection of Foulkes St and Springfield Dr, Norman Garden around 12.15pm today.

Three crews still remain on scene attempting to contain the fire.

It is understood the bushfire poses no threat to property at this time.

Nearby residents are asked to close windows and doors.

Individuals suffering from a respiratory condition should also keep medications close by.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to drive to conditions.

More to come.



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