Firefighters are working to control a blaze near Dalrymple Dr.
Firefighters are working to control a blaze near Dalrymple Dr. Jessica Bray

UPDATE: Fireys battle two fires overnight near Toolooa

UPDATE 7:30AM: GLADSTONE firefighters have battled two grass fires overnight, which are now contained.

Eight crews from urban and rural brigades worked to contain both fires.

The first fire broke out at 7.50pm last night near Dalrymple Drive, Toolooa, which closed Glenlyon Rd for several hours.

Heavy smoke affected surrounding suburbs including Telina, Sun Valley and Kin Kora. 

That fire was under control just before 3am this morning.

Later on the evening at 10.45pm, another vegetation fire broke out near the vicinity of Gladstone Benaraby Road, Glen Eden Drive and Kirkwood Road at Glen Eden.

Firefighters worked to contain the blaze until 3am.

Some crews remained on scene to monitor the area until 5am this morning.

A QFES spokesperson said they will continue to monitor both sites throughout the day.

UPDATE 8.55PM: QUEENSLAND Police have confirmed they will close roads while Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews work to contain a large grass fire in Toolooa.

Glenlyon Rd between Rifle Range Rd and Dixon Dr will be closed until further notice as fire crews work to contain the blaze.  

QPS also said there is no immediate threat to homes.

8.15PM: FIREFIGHTERS are expected to backburn throughout the evening at a large grass fire in Gladstone.

The fire started shortly before 7pm and multiple crews are responding to the blaze, which is burning near Dalrymple Dr and Glenlyon Rd.  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have confirmed there may be traffic restrictions throughout the evening.

Heavy smoke is affecting Toolooa and surrounding areas, including Telina, Sun Valley and Kin Kora.   

7.55PM: AS MANY as seven fire crews are currently attending a bush fire that is burning at Toolooa in Gladstone this evening.  

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services received multiple calls shortly before 7pm to alert them to the fire, which is burning close to a number of roads in the area.  

Crews on the scene are currently putting plans in place to put out the fire and are believed to be back burning along Glenlyon Rd and Dalrymple Dr.  

While the fire is burning near a number of homes, a spokesperson for QFES said none of the homes are in immediate danger.  

Reports suggest that Queensland Police will be closing parts of Dalrymple Dr and Glenlyon Rd while back burning operations continue.  

The roads will stay closed until further notice.  

A smoke alert has been issued for residents in the area and residents have been encouraged to close their doors and windows.

UPDATE 7.25pm: ONE Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crew is on the scene of the Dalrymple Dr fire but more are on the way. 

QFES has reported another four crews are on the way to the scene. 

It's believed the fire is in parkland near 68 Dalrymple Dr. 

Earlier 7.05pm: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Service crews have been called to Dalrymple Dr where a fire has broken out.

The vegetation fire started near the intersection of Squire St shortly before 7pm.

Residents should close their doors and windows and keep medication close by if suffering from a respiratory condition.

Drivers should use caution and drive to conditions.

If you believe your property is under threat call Triple Zero.



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