Fire crews still on scene at Mount Morgan fires

TWO Rural Fire Service crews are still at the scene of a large bushfire burning near Kyonet Street and Crossley Street, Razorback.

The fire, which broke out on Sunday, is posing no threat to property at this time and is expected to continue to burn within containment lines for a number of days.

Crews will continue to strengthen and maintain containment lines.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service advises that residents will be affected by a large smoke haze and should close windows and doors.

Eight crews are at the scene of a large bushfire burning near Nine Mile Creek, Mount Morgan.

Water bombing will continue throughout the day while firefighters work to strengthen containment lines.

The fire, which broke out on Sunday, is posing no threat to property at this time and is expected to continue to burn within containment lines for a number of day.

Residents will be affected by a large smoke haze.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to conditions in both areas.

The two fires are being treated as suspicious.

Rockhampton's director of regional operations, Jeff King, said on Tuesday that both fires started under similar circumstances, the ABC reports.

"The cause of the fire is suspicious and is under investigation at the moment between fire investigation and the Queensland Police Service," he said.

"Nine Mile Creek is being treated as suspicious as well. We've got some ideas but it's obviously still under investigation."



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