UPDATE: Fire closes road as crews continue to fight blaze

UPDATE, 6PM: Churchill Mine Rd has been closed to traffic as crews continue to battle a fire at Dundathu.

It is currently posing no threat to property, but it is producing large amounts of smoke.

The smoke may affect the Bruce Highway, Hervey Bay Rifle Range, Torbanlea and the Staffordshire Estate.

Firefighters are working to control the blaze.

EARLIER: Fire crews are at the scene of a bushfire burning at Dundathu.

The blaze is burning on the eastern side of Churchill Mine Road, Dundathu.

The fire is posing no threat to property at this time but is producing a lot of smoke, which may affect the Bruce Highway and the Hervey Bay Rifle Range.

Firefighters are working to control the blaze.

Nearby residents may be affected by smoke.

Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat, they are advised to call triple-0 immediately.



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