Fire crews mopping up after blaze burns for more than 48hrs

UPDATE 11.45AM: FIRE crews have returned to the scene of a fire at Takura to monitor and patrol after it burned for more than 48 hours.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said rural fire brigades would begin mopping up exercises at the Mungomery Rd scene today.

The fire broke out about 2pm on Sunday morning with crews beginning backburning on Monday.

The fire left a large smoke haze throughout the region.

TUESDAY: NEARLY 48 hours after eight fire crews remain on scene at the bushfire burning near Mungomery Rd at Takura.

The  bushfire broke out on Sunday afternoon and is burning near Mungomery Road, Maryborough Hervey Bay Road and Torbanlea-Pialba Road, Takura.

It is posing no threat to property at this time.

Firefighters have completed back burning operations and are working to strengthen containment lines.  

A large smoke haze is affecting the area as far north as Buxton and south to Glenwood.

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 Triple Zero (000) immediately.



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