A large smoke haze is affecting the surrounding areas of Burgowan and Torbanlea, particularly along the Bruce Hwy and by the railway line.
A large smoke haze is affecting the surrounding areas of Burgowan and Torbanlea, particularly along the Bruce Hwy and by the railway line. Contributed

Morning crews head to Burgowan fire after night patrols

7.15am: Morning crews are heading to the scene of a bushfire near Torbanlea State School at Burgowan that started at 9am Tuesday. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews from the rural brigade patrolled the scene overnight Tuesday. 

The area will be monitored throughout Wednesday. 

A large smoke haze from the fire was affecting the surrounding areas of Burgowan and Torbanlea on Tuesday. 

9pm Tuesday: Crews are patrolling the scene of a bushfire that has been burning near Torbanlea State School at Burgowan that broke out at 9am Tuesday. 

For further updates please visit: https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html

EARLIER:

THREE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are on scene at a bushfire burning near the Torbanlea State School on Ritchie Rd at Burgowan.

Firefighters are working to contain the blaze, which broke out about 9am on Tuesday.

Crews say there is no threat to property at this time.

A large smoke haze is affecting the surrounding areas of Burgowan and Torbanlea, particularly along the Bruce Hwy and by the railway line.

Residents in the smoke-affected area are advised 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 000 immediately.



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