FIRE: Multiple fire and rescue crews have responded to a fire near Lake Awoonga.
FIRE: Multiple fire and rescue crews have responded to a fire near Lake Awoonga. Contributed

UPDATE: Fire burning near Lake Awoonga campgrounds contained

UPDATE 3.35pm: 

THE fire burning near the Lake Awoonga has now been contained and is posing no threat to property. 

Multiple fire crews remain on scene and are currently patrolling the area. 

Nearby areas may be affected by smoke.

Residents are asked 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

Earlier: 

FIRE crews are responding to a vegetation fire burning behind Lake Awoonga near the campgrounds and Gladstone-Monto Road, Dilgum.

This fire broke out at 12.10pm and is posing no threat to property at this time.

Two crews are currently on scene.

A QFES spokeswoman said the fire approximately 70 acres in size and is burning on the eastern side of the old Boyne Valley road.

Residents are asked 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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