UPDATE: Fire out after burning north of Maryborough

UPDATE: A fire that was burning north of Maryborough has been put out. 

A Rural Fire Brigade spokeswoman said crews were not on scene on Monday after the fire broke out on Sunday. 

Crews  backburned the area to control the blaze on Sunday afternoon after the fire broke out earlier in the day. 

WhNo properties were threatened as a result of the grass fire. 

EARLIER: FIVE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews along with crews from HQ Plantations are on scene at a vegetation fire burning within a pine plantation near the Bruce Highway at Colton. 

Crews are backburning in an effort to control the fire, which broke out this morning.

There is no threat to nearby properties. 

A large smoke haze is expected to affect the Bruce Hwy over the coming hours.

Motorists who encounter smoke should drive with caution and to conditions, as smoke can decrease visibility.

Residents in the area should close windows and doors and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Residents that feel their property is under threat should call 000 immediately.

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