A fire is burning at Tannum Sands on Plimsoll Court.
A fire is burning at Tannum Sands on Plimsoll Court. Mike Richards

UPDATE: Crews still on the scene of Tannum Sands bushfires

TUESDAY 12.45PM: CREWS remain on scene of a bushfire near the vicinity of Broadacres Drive and Old Tannum Road, Tannum Sands.

Firefighters are conducting burning in the area and working to contain the fire.

There is no threat to property at this time but the fire is producing a large amount of smoke, which may affect Tannum Sands, Boyne River and the Bruce Highway.

Traffic restrictions are in place for Old Tannum Road and motorists in the area should drive with caution and to conditions.

Residents who are concerned for their safety are advised to call 000 immediately.

1.00PM: CREWS are still conducting backburning in the vicinity of Broadacres Estate and Old Tannum Road.

Traffic restrictions are in place in the area.

There is currently no threat to properties at this time.

10.00AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services have provided an update regarding a bushfire at Tannum Sands.

Crews remain on scene near Plimsoll Crt and Broadacres Drive, Tannum Sands.

Firefighters are also conducting backburning between Broadacres Drive and Old Tannum Road.

There are also reports Old Tannum Road at the Bruce Highway is also closed to traffic.

"There is no threat to property at this time but smoke may affect Tannum Sands and surrounds," the update said.

"If affected, residents should close windows and doors. Those suffering a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Motorists should drive with caution and to conditions." 

Residents who are concerned for their safety are advised to call 000 immediately.

EARLIER: TEN crews are currently on the scene of a bushfire near Plimsoll Crt which started midday yesterday.

Three vehicles are currently on route to the scene of the blaze.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokewoman told The Observer yesterday the fire was burning across more than 50 hectares of land.

QFES advises there is no threat to property at this time, but smoke may affect Tannum Sands and surround areas - including the Bruce Highway.

Motorists should drive with caution and to the conditions.

If residents are concerned about their property, they are advised to contact 000 immediately.

This is a developing news story, more to come.



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