UPDATE October 15 10.15am: 

ONE fire crew is on the scene of the West Stowe fire for monitoring purposes.

The fire is still burning in inaccessible land, however is within the containment lines.

One crew will continue to monitor the fire today.

UPDATE 6.30pm:

ONE fire crew is on the scene of the West Stowe fire, as the blaze eases.

The fire, which started on Monday, burned 50 acres of land. 

An aircraft flew over the vegetation fire twice today, as monitoring continued.

The Queensland Fire Communications department said they had calls from as far as Mount Morgan and Dululu, regarding the smoke haze seen.

It will be monitored throughout the night.

UPDATE 2.20pm:

CALLIOPE River Road resident Stephanie Rickson has smoke through her home, from the large vegetation fire burning at West Stowe.

Ms Rickson lives on a property with her partner, and said the smoke has made its way through her home the last two days.

"It's quite thick in the house, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

"It was so bad on Monday night that it felt like I was choking from the smoke," she said.

Ms Rickson is at work today in Gladstone, but said her partner told her the smoke had increased through the day.

"It certainly wasn't burning as bad as it is now when I left for work this morning," she said.

UPDATE 11.45am: Large amounts of smoke can be seen in Gladstone towards the West Stowe area, as firefighters continue to monitor the vegetation fire on Calliope River Road.

Crews are continuing to back burn around the area.

An aircraft flew over the fire earlier today to monitor its movement.

Fire crews are also monitoring a large vegetation fire at Boynedale.

The fire, which is burning near Gladstone-Monto Road and Bush Camp Road, Boynedale, is burning in inaccessible country and is not yet contained.

There is no threat to properties at this time. 

Firefighters are working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Gladstone Water crews to contain the blaze.

Fires burning near Gladstone send smoke clouds over the city.
Fires burning near Gladstone send smoke clouds over the city.

Landholders should review their preparations and ensure fire breaks on their property are adequate. A large smoke haze is affecting the area.

Residents are advised to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.

 

EARLIER: FIRES near Gladstone are blanketing the city in clouds of smoke. 

Smoke clouds billow over Gladstone.
Smoke clouds billow over Gladstone.

Bushfires are burning to the city's west and south, in West Stowe and Boynedale.

Fire crews have been working to contain a large bushfire in Boynedale, and have advised nearby property owners to check their fire breaks and review emergency preparations. 

West Stowe's bushfire near Calliope River road has burned since Monday night.

Crews have contained the fire to inaccessible territory and will continue to monitor the situation.

Images and videos of the city's skies are flowing in as The Observer investigates.

More to come. 



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