Bev Lacey

UPDATE: Fire crews contain blaze west of Torbanlea

UPDATE: Firefighters have contained a bushfire near Torbanlea overnight.

The fire broke out about 3pm on Sunday near Duckinwilla Rd and Howard Heights Rd in Cherwell.

It was contained on Monday by fire crews.

No property was under threat.

Crews will continue to monitor the site in case of the fire restarting.

EARLIER: AT LEAST three fire crews are battling a bushfire west of Torbanlea.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire that had broken out in a lot along Duckinwilla Rd in Cherwell about 3pm on Sunday.

A spokeswoman from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the blaze was described as a "slow-moving fire in dense bushland."

Four more crews are en route to the scene.

The fire poses no immediate threat to property.

Smoke may affect Cherwell, so residents should close windows and doors and keep their medications close by if they suffer from a respiratory condition.



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