As many as eight crews attended the Takura bushifire earlier today.
As many as eight crews attended the Takura bushifire earlier today. Jessica Lamb

UPDATE: Takura bushfire within containment lines

UPDATE FRIDAY 11AM:

FIRE crews left the scene of a Takura bushfire about 11.30am yesterday deeming the situation safe after monitoring.

UPDATE THURSDAY 11.20AM:

A TAKURA blaze which spanned 180 hectares of Fraser Coast bushland last night is safe and still burning within containment lines this morning.

One rural fire crew is on scene monitoring the situation.

UPDATE THURSDAY 9AM:

THE scene of a large Takura bushfire was declared safe and contained by rural fire crews at 12.30am this morning.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman confirmed although the fire was still burning there was no threat to property.

Firefighters will return to the scene today.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 7.30PM:

FIREFIGHTERS have confirmed they will work into the night to battle the bushfire spanning 180 hectares of Fraser Coast bushland in Takura.

Local fire crews have back-burned the eastern, western and southern flanks of the bushfire near Torbanlea Pialba Rd, Toogoom Cane Rd and Toogoom Rd.

The Chronicle understands crews needed a front end loader to enter dense bush to contain the northern front of the fire.

Two State Emergency Service crews have assisted with traffic management and paramedics are on standby.


UPDATE WEDNESDAY 4.30PM:

EIGHT rural fire crews are on scene battling a large bushfire in Takura.

The blaze broke out at before midday today and firefighters are completing backburning on the western side of the fire.

Hervey Bay Rural Fire Group Officer Jeremy Horchin told the Chronicle smoke was affecting Toogoom Rd and Torbanlea Pialba Rd and State Emergency Service members were assisting with traffic management.

More to come.

EARLIER:

FIREFIGHTERS are working to control a bushfire at Takura.

The fire, at Torbanlea Pialba Rd near Toogoom Cane Rd, broke out earlier today.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are backburning, and officials warned smoke may affect the surrounding areas.

Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by.

If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.



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